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CHAPTER IV, RODERICK SHELTON(7)

Roderick Shelton(7)is thought to have been born in Amelia County, Virginia about 1750 and to have moved with his father’s family to Halifax County in 1763, the portion of which County be­came progressively Pittsylvania County in 1767, Henry County in 1777 and Patrick County in 1791. Roderick is said to have served in the Continental Army under General George Washington in the Revo­lution, this fact being confirmed in recorded statements by three of Roderick's son David's descendants: First, in 1905, by Roderick's grandson, John Shelton, son of David; second, by William Bud Shelton, great-great-grandson of Roderick, son of John A. and grandson of David's son James in 1951; and by Chapelle Shelton, a minister, also son of John a., and grandson of David's son James, in 1952. These letters are at hand quoted pages 7 and 8, of this book.

Roderick (7) was the son of John Shelton(6) and Susan Hoard Shelton. The first record this writer found of Roderick in Virginia archives was one in Patrick County where, on December 3, 1795, he appeared as Securer for the marriage of Benjamin Johnson and Sally Franklin, the latter perhaps a daughter who earlier had wed a Frank­lin. Roderick's birth was no later than 1754, he having been shown in the census of Buncombe County, North Carolina for 1800 as being over 45 years of age. He had moved to Buncombe County in about 1795. He took his family there and lived out his life in that county, hav­ing died there between l8l5 and 1820. William Bud Shelton of Shelton Laurel told this scribe that Roderick was buried on Shelton Laurel.

Roderick Shelton's father, John Shelton (6), had among his bro­thers two - — Eliphaz and James -- who were Captains in the Henry County militia, James having been appointed in 1777 and having serv­ed until 1780. Eliphaz, appointed in 1779, served until about 1782.

Roderick Shelton probably married in Pittsylvania County, the portion of which in 1791 became Patrick County, in about 1769. Bud Shelton had a record that gives Sarah Briggs as Roderick's wife. Al­though the name of the mother of his son, James (8), is not at hand, it is likely that her first name was Ursula, as one Ursa Shelton is shown in the census of 1820 in Buncombe County, North Carolina as head of the family formerly headed by Roderick Shelton. There is evidence that Ursa was his second wife. There is in the Mormon Libr­ary in Atlanta a record showing him in Patrick County, Virginia as the father of James Shelton born there March 1, 1791, and another showing him in Henry County as the father of Lewis Shelton, born there on September 15, 1785. This record shows his wife Nora as being the mother of James (the name Ursa written by hand could easi­ly have been interpreted as Nora) and Sara Scruggs as being the mother of Lewis (here the name Briggs could have been read as Scruggs). It is possible that both of Roderick's wives were Briggs, sisters perhaps. Following is a quote from Buncombe County, North Carolina Heritage papers: "On July 28, l8l5 he deeded the long bot­tom tract to his son Lewis Shelton and the tract containing the old plantation to his son James Shelton. He must have died between this date and 1820 as his wife or widow Ursula Briggs appeared as Ursa Shelton, head of household, on page 106 of the 1820 census of Bun­combe County, North Carolina." In any case these records in Patrick and Henry Counties, Virginia and that of his witnessing a marriage in Patrick County prove that he was there and tend to confirm that he was the son of John Shelton (6) who brought his family there in 1763.

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Records indicate that there were 12 children in Roderick’s (7) family, seven sons and 5 daughters, Probably the first 7 or eight of these were by Sarah Briggs Shelton, whom he wed in about 1770, and the last five or four by Ursula Shelton, whom he wed in about 1790. Following is a likely listing of his children showing the approximate year of birth:

(Daughter), probably Sarah, born about 1775.

Martin Shelton, born about 1776.

David Shelton, born about 1778.

(Daughter), probably Eliza, born about 1779.

Armistead Shelton, born about 1702.      

Lewis Shelton, born 1785.

    (Daughter), born about 1787.

John Shelton, born about 1789.

James Shelton (8), born 1791.

William Shelton, born 1793.

(Daughter), probably Nancy, born about 1795.

(Daughter), probably Elizabeth, born about 1797.

There is  evidence  that Roderick (7)  had a  son Duck Shelton by an Indian girl.   (See page 234.)

The census of Buncombe County, North Carolina where Roderick (7) moved in about 1795 for the year 1800, lists in his household four sons and four daughters. The census includes: Males, 2 un 10, 2, 10 to 16 and 1 over 45; females, 2 un 10, 1, 10 to l6, 1, l6 to 26 and 1, over 45. Probably the 4 older ones had moved out of the household. Martin is shown in that census to have established a homestead, he having 2 children, both girls under 10. Likely David and Armistead as well as the two older daughters were out on their own also.

One Sarah Shelton, thought to be the eldest of Roderick's child­ren by Sarah Briggs, was born about 1775. She may have wed David Norton. He was wed to a Sarah ---in Buncombe County in about 1794 and had 12 children — 8 sons, 4 daughters, the first born about 1795. There were manyintermarriages between David Norton's child­ren and Sheltons, among them sons David, Drury, Peter, William and Hackley.

Martin Shelton, born about 1776 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, eldest son of Roderick and Sarah Briggs Shelton, wed Nancy Willard (or Stanton) about 1789. The location where they lived in Shelton Laurel was called Alleghany, as it was thought then to be in the Alleghany Mountains. Here in his early married life Martin lived in a large hollow tree with his young bride until he had hewn logs and built a cabin on the waters of Little Laurel Creek. In due time the land he had entered became his. Here a large spring still bears his name, the Martin Shelton

 

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Spring. In his later years he bought 719 acres more on Little Laurel. This was during the Civil War. The land sold for one dollar an acre, and he paid for it with corn sold at four dollars a bushel. Martin and Nancy are said to have had 13 children, 5 sons and 8 daughters. He named his two eldest children, daughters Sarah and Ursula, for his mother, Sarah Briggs Shelton, who likely died when he was about 11, and his step­-mother, Ursula Shelton, who raised him from there. His child­-
ren are listed as follows:

Sarah Shelton, daughter of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, b. about 1795, wed John Chandler. They had 9 children, 5 sons, 4 daughters: Larkin, Martin, Solomon, Elizabeth, Mary (Polly), Nancy, John, Susannah, and Ezekiel Chandler.

Ursula Shelton, daughter of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born in 1802. She wed William Ricker first, by whom she had daughter Magdalene Ricker; she wed Peter Norton second, by whom she had 7 children: Sons, George, Jesse, Roderick and Martin; daughters, Rhoda Norton and two others.

Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born about 1807. She wed first Joseph Chandler, by whom she had Nancy, Margaret and Mary Chandler; she wed second John John­son, had Hannah, Martha Jane, Sarah, Salina, Susannah and Aaron.

Solomon Shelton, son of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina about 1810. He left there early in life for Missouri where in 1838 he married Judith Nichols. They then moved on to Oregon Territory. They had 8 children, two of whom — Nancy and John — were born in Miss­ouri, and six — Eliza, William F., Melinda, James A., Evans and Marie — were born in Oregon Territory.

James Shelton, son of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina in about 1811. He, too, went to Oregon Territory to seek his fortune.

John Shelton, son of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina about 1812. He evidently went with his older brothers, Solomon and James, to Oregon Territory. The Territory originally included all of the lands west of the Rocky Mountains and north of the California line to the Canadian border, the present States of Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and the western part of Montana.

Nancy Shelton, daughter of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born about l8l6. she wed Reuben Lisenbee. They had 9 children: Sons: Alfred, Martin Shelton, Robert, Allison and Charles Lisen­bee; daughters, Caroline, Vianna, Louisa and Harriet Lisenbee. Martin Shelton Lisenbee above, who married Eliza Franklin, daugh­ter of George W. (Rock) Franklin and Elizabeth Bowman, were the progenitors of one Fred Longhurst, a Shelton historian, to whom this writer is indebted for data on the portion of the clan that migrated west.

Martin Shelton, Jr., son of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina about l8l7. He wed Polly Franklin and had 5 sons and 2 daughters:

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Solomon Shelton, son of Martin, Jr. and Polly Franklin Shel­ton, was born about l841 at Shelton Laurel. He wed Alice McCaleb. He served in Civil War in Union Array in Pennsyl­vania.

Shadrack (Shade) Shelton, son of Martin, Jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel in about 1842. He wed Margaret Ancibel Sams. In 1972 this scribe visited the store of one Delmos Cook, born 1921, at the south end of Laurel, whose mother he said was a Shelton Laurel Shelton, that his grandfather was Shade Shelton, and that his grand­father had brother Andy and Frank and that one Martin Shel­ton was their father. Shade and Margaret reportedly had 11 children: Marzilla, Triphonia, Perpiatuie, Martha, Grace, Alonzo, Claudia Bell (born 1886, wed Will Cook), Theney, Siphiney, Mary and Mamie Shelton.

Andy Shelton, son of Martin Jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton, was born about 1844 at Shelton Laurel.

Frank Shelton, son of Martin jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton, was born about 1846 at Shelton Laurel.

Aisley Shelton, daughter of Martin Jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton, was born about l848 at Shelton Laurel. She wed Ephriam Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Riddle Hensley.

Arminda Shelton, daughter of Martin Jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton, was born about l850.

Thomas L. Shelton, son of Martin Jr., was born in 1884 at Shelton Laurel. He was likely by a second wife of Martin Jr. as Polly would have been 57 years old, she having been born in 1827. In 1972 this scribe visited him at his home on Duck Mill Branch in Shelton Laurel. He was making a garden at the time. He stated that both his father and grandfather were named Martin Shelton. Martin Shelton Jr. would have been about 67 when Thomas L. was born. With a young wife this could happen. My grandfather, James Shelton (8), at 67, fath­ered twins by my grandmother, Jane Wood Shelton, his third wife, then 24. Thomas L. at 88 appeared hale and hearty enough to have fathered a child himself even at that age.

Rhoda Shelton, daughter of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born about 1820. She wed David Franklin. They had 10 child­ren, 6 sons, 4 daughters: Francis, Peter, Joseph, George W., Alfred, James, Marinda, Harriet, Temperance and Isabel Franklin.

Roderick Shelton, son of Martin and Nancy Willard Shelton, was born about 1822. He wed Mary Mercer, they evidently having lived out their lives in Madison County, close by Laurel where he was born. He and Mary had 9 children, 6 sons and 3 daughters: Columbus, Franklin M., William G. (Dock), Elizar (jack), Fowler (or Oliver), Meredel, Sarah, Ursula and Martha Shelton.

Martin Shelton supposedly had 3 other daughters not named. They were between John and Nancy, born about 1911, 1912 and 1914.

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David Shelton,son of Roderick and Sarah Briggs Shelton, was born in Henry County, Virginia about 1778, He does not show in the census of 1800 in Roderick's family in Buncombe County, North Carolina, he then being about 22 years of age and out on his own, though he doesn't show as the head of a family in the county either in the census of that year. In the census of 1810 he shows in Buncombe County with a family as follows: Males, 1 un 10, 1 l6-26, 1 26-45. and 1 45 up; females, 1 un 10, and 1 26-45. The census of 1820 shows the family as fol­lows: Males, 4 un 10, 1 10-26, 1 26-45; females, 1 un 10, 1 10 to 26, 1 26-45; 2 blacks. For 1830: Males, 3 un 5, 1 10-15, 2 15-20, 2 20-30, and 1 50-60; females, 1 un 5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30, and 1 40-50. The elderly male shown in the 1810 cen­sus at “45 up" was likely a grandparent.

David Shelton lived at Shelton Laurel in Buncombe County, North Carolina and is usually considered to have been the founder of that branch of the Sheltons, although his father Roderick (7) and Roderick's cousin David Shelton were the original property owners there. On a visit to Shelton Laurel in May,1971 this scribe was happy to become acquainted with William Bud Shelton. He owned a nice home there at Alleghany. He was knowledgeable in the history of the Sheltons there. Born in 1896, he was the great-grandson of David, being grand­son of James and son of John A. Shelton. He had a copy of the letter shown page 7 from John Shelton, son of David, grandson of Roderick (7), written in 1905 to one James L. Wilmeth.

William Bud Shelton had long pondered over the distribution of Roderick's sons, particularly of James who had "moved to Tennessee and died there". He had never before had any contact with my branch of the kin, and was as excited as I was at this meeting. He pointed out to me the site of the two-storey house that Roderick (7) is said to have built the only remains of the house then and now being the tall and sturdy stone chimney. The site commands a beautiful view down the valley of Laurel Creek between Bald and Sugar Loaf Mountains. Also the cemetery along the ridge above the site of the house was pointed out to me as the place where Roderick and many of his descendants are buried. A visit to the area again in 1984 disclosed that Will­iam Bud had died, that the cemetery was no longer attended and was overgrown. David and his brothers figured in deed records pertaining to the Shelton Laurel lands. Among these was a con­veyance of 30 acres on Laurel Branch to David Shelton on July 28, 1815 by John Strother, as directed by Roderick Shelton0 Another, a large conveyance to David was by Alexander Amos on April 12, 1823 for 418 acres on Laurel Creek.

David Shelton married Catherine Miller, born about 1780, over in Tennessee in or about 1796. Census figures for 1830 show that David was between 50 land 60, that Catherine was between 40 and 50, and that there were 14 children:

Nancy Shelton, born about 1797                                              William Shelton, born 1807

Isaac Shelton, born about 1799                                               Eliphaz Shelton, b. abt. l8ll

Thomas Shelton, born about 1802                                           David Shelton, born abt. l8l4

Alexander Shelton, born 1804                                                                         Sally Shelton, born abt. l8l6

 

 

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Katie Shelton, born about 1819   Mandy Shelton, b about 1826 Mollie Shelton, born about1822                                John Shelton, born 1828

   James Shelton, born about l824   Judith Shelton, born 1833

Genealogist Clay Hensley in his book, The Sheltons, differs con­siderably in his listing of the children or David and Catherine Miller Shelton. He lists 11 children, including a Margaret and a Roderick and omits Thomas and Mandy.

Nancy Shelton, the eldest of the children of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina about 1797. She reportedly married David Metcalf in about l8l6. Heis said to have been ambushed and shot to death while plow­ing corn on Shelton Laurel at the time of the Civil War. I have no record in my files of children of Nancy by David Metcalf. He was likely a brother of James Metcalf who was among those kill­ed by Confederate troops under Colonel Keith in the Shelton Massacre on Shelton Laurel in January 1863. There is record at hand of Nancy’s sister Sarah wed David Metcalf and having had 8 children by him (p 193). Mr. Hensley shows Nancy as having been born in 1807, that she wed William Norton and had 9 children:

David Norton, son of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, was born about 1827. H« married Margaret (Peggy) Johnson, daugh­ter of John and Elizabeth Shelton Johnson.

James Norton, son of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, was
born about 1829. He died in 1853, having wed Susannah ________________________________ .

       William Norton, son of Wm and Nancy Shelton Norton, was born Feb. 24, 1830 in the portion of Yancey County which later be­came a part of Madison County, North Carolina. He wed Judith Gosnell, dau of Joshua and Elizabeth Gosnell, about l846. His 2nd marriage was to Cordelia Cutshall in 19l6 at age 86. She was 19.

Catherine (Katy) Norton, daughter of William and Nancy Shel­ton Norton, was born in 1833. She wed Charles Gunter.

Hackley Norton, son of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, was born about 1837. He married first Mary A. Chandler, daughter of Andrew and Lucinda Gentry Chandler. He wed second to Carcus Griffey and third to Peggy Riddle. He was killed in Civil War at Camp Vance near Morganton, North Carolina.

Robert Norton, son of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, was born about 1841. He married Nancy Matilda Ray in Madison County, North Carolina in l865, daughter of Joseph L and Cassandra Shelton Ray.

Arty Norton, daughter of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, was born about l844. She wed Gabriel Sams, son of Gabriel and Mary Hampton Sams.

Joseph Teter Norton, son of William and Nancy Shelton Norton was born about 1846, died in 1921. He wed Elizabeth C. Ray, daughter of Joseph L and Cassandra Shelton Ray.

Mellnda Norton, daughter of William and Nancy Shelton Norton, born 1850, wed Gabriel Sams, son of Gabriel and Mary.

 

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Isaac Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel in Buncombe County, North Caro­lina in about 1799. He wed Rachael Torres in Buncombe County in about 1832, she having been born there in about l8l6. They had several children, both sons and daughters. The record shows that he was jailed during the Civil War in connection with the raid by the unionists on Marshall, North Carolina which resulted in the Shelton Massacre, (See page 208). The census for Buncombe County, North Carolina for 1850 shows 8 children, born 1834 to 1850: Males, 3 un 5, 1 40-50; females, 3 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20 and 1 30-40. Clay Hensley lists the 8 children as follows:

William Shelton, son of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about 1834. He wed Mary Ann Metcalf, daughter of Gabriel and Fannie Jones Metcalfc

Catherine Shelton, daughter of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about l837. She married David Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton.

Jane Shelton, daughter of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about 1838.

David Shelton, son of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about l841, died in 19l6. He wed Caroline Hensley in Madison County, North Carolina, daughter of Amos and Arty Norton Hensley.

Isaac Shelton, son of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about 1848.

Solomon Shelton, son of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about l849. He wed Rachael Shelton, born 1849, daughter of James and Agnes Gosnell Shelton.

Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about 1846. She married Jesse Norton in Madison County, North Carolina, son of Peter and Ursley Shelton Norton.

Archibald Shelton, son of Isaac and Rachael Torres Shelton, was born about l853, wed Easter Cordelia Shelton, daughter of Roderick and Eliza Chandley Shelton. He married second Loveny Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton.

Thomas Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel about 1802. I have no certain record of wife or children of this Thomas Shelton. He is likely the Thomas Shelton shown in the census of 1840 in Polk County, Tennessee, heading a family of eight, including besides him­self and wife, 3 boys and 3 girls; Males, 1 un 5, 2 5-10, and 1 30-40; females, 3 10-15 and 1 30-40. The census of 1850 there shows Thomas as a shoemaker, age 47, born in Virginia. It shows Mary Shelton, his wife, age 30, possibly his second. The census here shows the name as Skelton, though in 1840 it is shown as Shelton, There were only three children in the household in 1850 by the census

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household In 1850 "by the census of that county that year:

John Shelton, son of Thomas and Mary ___________________  Shelton, was

born in Tennessee In 1839*

Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Thomas and Mary ________________________

Shelton, was born in Tennessee in l842.

James Shelton, son of Thomas and Mary   _ Shelton, was born in Tennessee in 1847.

Thomas Shelton was not listed by Clay Hensley as David's son.

Alexander Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina in 1804. He wed 4 times, lived to be over 100 years of age, had 30 children. Clay Hensley lists only 23 children.

Alexander Shelton's first wife was Nancy Ball, born about 1806, whom he wed in about l826. By her he had some nine children:

Nancy Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shel­ton, was born about 1827. She wed Wesley Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Stanton Hensley.

David Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, was born about 1829. He married twice, first to Nancy Norton, daughter of Hackley Norton and Peggy Riddle Norton, and second to Arminda Shelton, daughter of Wm. Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton.

Lida Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shel­ton, was born about 1831.

Silas Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, born about 1833, was jailed in Civil War, escaped and was shot while crossing French Broad River. He wed Martha White, daughter of Franklin and Polly        White. He had son David who also was jailed during the war.

Katie Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shel­ton, was born about 1835. She married William Shelton Ray, son of Joseph L. and Cassandra Shelton Ray.

Alexander Shelton (little Alex), son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, was born about 1837.

Nick Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, was born about 1839.

Richard Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, was born about l841.

Rock Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton, was born about l843.

Clay Hensley doesn't name Little Alex, Nick, Richard or Rock. He named Peter Shelton, showed the first wife as Rhoda Hall.

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Alexander's second wife was Nancy Riddle, born about 1820, whom he wed in about l844. They had some 10 children:

Llnny Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about 1845.

Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Rid­dle Shelton, was born about l847. She wed Peter Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton.

Chloe Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about l848. She wed Joseph M. Ray, son of Stephen and Nancy Reese Ray.

Cella Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about 1850. She married James Norton, son of John Norton. Clay Hensley writes that Celia wed Armstrong Shelton, born l843, son of Roderick and Eliza Chandley Shelton. A record at hand shows that Celia and James Norton had a son James W. Norton who in turn had a son Waid Norton who was the father of Dickie Norton who married Janice Shelton, this writers niece. Her father was Dave Shelton whose father was Sam Shelton whose father was James Shelton (8), brother of the David Shelton above who sired Alexander Shelton. Janice and Dickie have son, David born 1975 and son Daniel born 1980.

Mandy Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about l844, likely Emanuel, wed Martha Walker.

Nicholas Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shel­ton, was born about l852. He married Melinda J. Cody, daughter of Polly Cody by Joseph L. Ray.

Augustus Shelton was the son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shel­ton. He married Harriet M. Shelton, daughter of John and Melinda Metcalf Shelton. He was born about 1854.

Merrimon Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about 1856. He wed Nancy Shelton in 1877.

Palatiah Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, was born about l856.

William Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shel­ton, was born about 1857.

Clay Hensley named seven of the 10, naming Augustus and Merrlmon as one and omitting Palatiah and William.

Alexander's third wife was Margaret Hensley, born about l840, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley. By her he had some 9 children:

Dollie Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about l859. She married Harvey Hensley, son of Matthew and Hannah Johnson Hensley.

Barbara Allen Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton,

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was born about l86l. She was married twice, first to Burgess Hensley, son of Beverly and Min­erva Haire Hensley, and second to Hickman Shelton, son of James and Sarah A. Hensley shelton.

Melvina Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about l864, a twin of Elzira. Mel­vina wed a Keller.

Elzira Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born About 1864, a twin of Melvina.

George Shelton, son of Alexander and Margaret Henaley Shelton, was born about 1866. He wed Josephine____.    

Jane Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about 1868.

Valentine Shelton, son of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about l870. He wed a Mary Shelton.

Reuben Shelton, son of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about l872. He married Mira Shelton, daughter of John and Rhoda Norton Shelton.

Peggy Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton, was born about l874.

Clay Hensley listed 8 of the 9 above, omitting Peggy.

Alexander Shelton’s fourth wife was Rhoda Norton, born about l843, daughter of Peter and Ursula Shelton Norton. By her he had 2 daughters:

Mary Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Rhoda Norton Shelton, was born about 1880.

Elie Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Rhoda Norton Shelton, was born about 1882.

Manly Wade Norton has written a history of Madison County, North Carolina entitled The Kingdom of Madison. This is a very interesting and informative treatise. There is in the book an engrossing saga which involved a family of Frank­lins and the James Norton who headed the clan into which Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton’s daughter Celia wed. There was further connection between the Sheltons and the Franklins as indicated earlier. Roderick (7) was shown as witnessing the wedding of one Sally Franklin to one Benjamin Johnson, in Patrick County, Virginia in 1795.

The Franklin family saga:

A detachment of Union troops attacked a homestead of Confederate sympathizers. One Nance Franklin, a widow, owned land and a log home in the Shelton Laurel area. She had four sons, Balus, James, George and Josiah Norton, the last named being age 15 in l864. The sons, though not enlisted, often fought alongside the southern soldiers.

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Whenever fighting broke out in their area they turned out with rifles. One Colonel Kirk, a Tennessee Unionist and regimental commander, was making raids into Madison County, had in his unit about 60 men from that area. These soldiers were useful in pointing out neighbors who sympathized with the Confederacy. They decided to make an example of the Franklins. They formed for an attack. The widow Franklin called for her sons to grab their weapons and make a fight of it. George was away from home that day. Balus, James and Josiah tumbled out of the house and opened fire on the Blue-coats, hitting some of them. But return volleys fatally wounded Balus and James. Young Josiah scrambled under the cabin. Two of the raiders tried to crawl under after him, and Josiah killed both of them. The others withdrew and held a council. One suggested the obvious,  to set fire to the place.

Nance screamed wildly. She tried time and time again to go to her son's rescue, but each time one of the raiders caught her and shoved her away. One of them fired at her from close range and clipped off a lock of her flying hair. The flames drove Josiah into the open. Somebody smashed in his skull with a gun butt. As the party rode away, Nance stood beside her blazing home with the bodies of her dead boys at her feet and watched them go.

This adventure of war had its aftermath. Over at Mars Hill College nearby, shortly after the end of the war, work was going on in rebuilding the school. One day when a brick­layer was talking about his war experiences to a group of students, one of them took particular note of what he was saying. The bricklayer had been with Kirk on the raid and told about the battle at the Franklin cabin.

"Usually I can knock a squirrel out of a tree at 75 yards," he declared, "but I took a squirrel aim at that woman al­most close enough to touch her and all I did was to shoot off a piece of her hair. "

The student returned that weekend to his home in Laurel and related what he had heard. James Norton, brother of the widow Franklin, rummaged a five-dollar gold piece from his pocket and offered it to the lad if he would point out the teller of that tale. Back went the pair to Mars Hill. The bricklayer again told his tale. Norton listened to every word and then spoke himself.

"That was my sister you shot the hair off," he informed the story-teller, "and one of her boys was named James after me."

So saying, he ripped out his revolver from his coat and shot the brick-layer through the belly. He died from the wound. James returned to Laurel Valley, was later apprehend­ed and tried for murder at Burnsville, the county seat. Nance Franklin rode a horse the some 25 miles over the mountain to appear in court in his defense. Reportedly her testimony was eloquent, moving the spectators and jury alike. In closing the Judge addressed her:

“Madam, you say you sent your boys out to fight and kill and be killed. Did you bring them up for that sort of thing?”

 

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"I brought them up to be Christians, your honor," was the swift reply. "I told them always to be good boys, and be honest, but I told them something else. “If you've got to die, die fighting like a damn dog with teeth in a throat.’”

The jury deliberated and came back to declare the homicide a justifiable one, and James Norton went free.

William Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born in 1807, wed Chloe Riddle, b. 1810, Madison County, North Carolina in about l826. He was killed at Mossy Creek in Jeffer­son County, Tennessee in l864 in the Civil War. He and Chloe had 14 children:

Andy Shelton                          Nancy Shelton                       Eliphaz Shelton

James Shelton                             Peter Shelton                         Irby Damsel Shelton

Matilda Shelton                        John Shelton                          Iona Shelton

Noah Shelton                           Minerva Shelton                     Montgomery Shelton

Wm. Riley Shelton                    Jane Shelton

Clay Hensley in his listing omits Andy, and he and Margaret Campbell Whitaker, in naming the children listed Minerva and Jane as one person — Minerva Jane Shelton.

Andy Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, was born about 1827.

James Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, was born about 1828. He wed Sarah Hensley.

Matilda Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shel­ton, was born about 1831. She wed twice, first to Robert Haire, and second to John Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley. Matilda had 9 children:

Laura Haire, daughter of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire, was born about l849. She wed William     .

Millard L. Haire, son of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire, b. I850, killed by Rebels on Butte Mountain in Civil War.

Nicholas Wooten Haire, son of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire, was born about 1853. He wed twice, first to Tolitha Eiddle-Hall, second to Debbie Hensley, daughter of Jeffer­son and Jane Hensley.

Julia S. Haire, daughter of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire, was born about l856. She wed William Girdner Shel­ton, son of Roderick and Mary Mercer Shelton, born 1858.

William M. Haire, son of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire, was born about 1859.

Martha Camellia Haire, daughter of Robert and Matilda Shel­ton Haire, was born about 1862. she wed twice, first to Webster Shelton, son of Peter and

 

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Elizabeth Shelton, and second to Charlie Shelton, born about 1859.

Avarinza         Hensley, daughter of John and Matilda S. Haire Hensley, was born about 1867. She wed Bluford Elbridge Shelton, son of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton,        born about l86l.

George Hensley, son of John and Matilda S. Haire Hensley, was born about 1869, lived until 1941. He wed Anjaline Norton, daughter of John and Nancy Norton.

Emily Hensley, daughter of John and Matilda S. Haire Hensley, was born about l876. She married twice, first to William Norton in Watson, Oklahoma, son of John and Nancy Norton, and second to Matthew R. Hensley son of Jacob and Sarah Cutshall Hensley.

Noah Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1833, wed Elizabeth Metcalf, born 1836, died in Knox County, Kentucky in the Civil War in 1862.

William Riley Shelton. son of William and Chloe Riddle Shel­ton, was born about 1836. He wed Martha Jane Johnson about 1855 and had 4 children by her. Then in about 1876 he wed Polly Riddle Chandley, born about 1838, former wife of Solo­mon Chandley. By her he had 3 children. The 7 children were:

Arminda Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton, was born about 1856. She wed three times: 1st to Levi Shelton, son of John and Melinda Met­calf Shelton; second to Solomon Hensley, son of Ephriam and Aisley Shelton Hensley; and third to David Shelton, son of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton. She had the following 7 children:

James Shelton, son of Levi Bud and Arminda Shelton, was born about l874.

Garfield Shelton, son of Levi Bud and Arminda shelton, was born about 1876.

Mary Shelton, daughter of Levi Bud and Arminda Shel­ton, was born about 1878.

Melvin Shelton, son of Levi Bud and Arminda Shelton, was born about 1880.

Joe Shelton, son of Levi Bud and Arminda Shelton, was born about 1882.

Coleman Hensley, son of Solomon and Arminda Shelton Hensley, born about 1893, wed Zoa Chandler, born 1904.

Gertha Hensley, daughter of Solomon and Arminda Shel­ton Hensley, born about 1895, died at age 2.

 

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Noah Shelton. son of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton, born abt 1858, wed Melinda (Linnie) Shelton in l877, daughter of Judith Shelton & Sol Chandley. Noah & Linnie had 10 children.

Hannah Shelton, daughter of Noah and Linnie Shelton, born about 1880, wed Pete Shelton.

Muncie Shelton, daughter of Noah and Linnie Shelton, born about 1883, wed James Shelton.

Alpha Shelton, daughter of Noah & Linnie Shelton, born about 1886, wed Luther Chandley.

Dora Shelton, daughter of Noah & Linnie Shelton, born about 1889, wed Critton Shelton.

Vina (Vinnie) Shelton, daughter of Noah & Melinda (Linnie) Shel­ton, born about 1892, had Grover Hudson, Blaine and Glenna Shelton who grew up on Shelton Laurel, raised by their grand-parents, Noah and Melinda Shelton. Vinnie!s children were:

 Grover Hudson Shelton, son of Vinnie Shelton, was born October 31, 1915. Grover, a Shelton historian, lived with his wife Elizabeth Horne Shelton in Abingdon, Virginia. Wife and I visited in their home in October,1985, by chance Grover's 70th birthday. They were a lovely couple and it was an enjoy­able visit. Grover passed away January 5, 1987, is buried in the cemetery near his home. He was perhaps the most knowledge­able Shelton of the clan as to the family history, particularly as to the antecedents and descendants of Roderick (7), our mutual ancestor. Our long discussions of our history have res­ulted in my making a number of revisions in this treatise, notably to show John Shelton, born 1732, son of Ralph (5), as the father of Roderick (7), instead of John's brother James, born 1734. We had met earlier with our wives and Colonel Lee Shelton and his wife Yolande of Poulsbo, Washington at Greeneville, Tennessee for a roundtable discussion, Lee himself having been a Shelton genealogist, He developed extensive data on the clan, much of which is contained in this treatise, par­ticularly with the family of Roderick's son Lewis Shelton and his descendants. Lee died at Christmastime in 1985. Grover and this scribe corresponded regularly in an effort to make this history as accurate as possible. It was our mutual desire to pass on to future generations the facts of our heritage. Grover and Beth have son Grover Harrison Shelton and grand­children. A daughter died at an early age.

Blane Shelton, son of Vinnie, was born about 1917.

Glenna Shelton, dau. of Vinnie b. abt. 1919 wed a Pauley.

Leonard Shelton, son of Noah and Linnie, was born about 1899.

Broyt Shelton, son of Noah and Linnie, born 1900, wed twice, first to Lydia Cutshaw and second to Marie Stanton.

Delbert Shelton, son of Noah and Linnie Shelton, born about 1901, wed first a Cutshaw and second Ruth Stanton.

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was born about 1903. She wed Will Love (Boog) Carter.

Opal Shelton, daughter of Noah and Linnie Shelton, was born about 1896. She wed Jeeter Tweed, born 1891.

Bluford Elbridge Shelton. son of William Riley and Mar­tha Jane Johnson Shelton, was born about l86l. He wed Avarina Hensley in 1881, daughter of John and Matilda Shelton Hensley. They had 11 children:

Jersey Shelton, daughter of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born about 1882, wed Wm. Riley Lamb about 1898, lived on Shelton Laurel. They had 9 children:

Fannie Bell Shelton, daughter of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born on Shelton Laurel 1899. She wed Marshall Hubert Hensley in 1910. Her second marriage was to Roy Kuykendall. Marshall and Fannie Bell Shelton Hensley had 4 children:

Georgia Lorenza Hensley, daughter of Marshall and Fannie Bell Shelton Hensley, born about 1917, wed Estle Shelton. They have 2 children.

Clay Hensley, son of Marshall and Fannie Bell Shelton Hensley, born 1918 at Shelton Laurel wed Lillian June Roberts. They have 2 children. Clay has written a Shelton history, The Sheltons, which has good coverage of the Sheltons in Western Carolina and Eastern Tennessee. This scribe has used his book as a reference.

Dorothy Marie Hensley, daughter of Marshall and Fannie Bell Shelton Hensley, was born in 1921. She wed Sam W. Loyd. They have 2 children.

Marshall Hubert Hensley, Jr., was born in 1924. He wed Mary Sarah Hulan. They have dau Margaret.

Silas Anderson Lamb, son of William R. and Jer­sey Shelton Lamb, was born about 1902. He married Ethel Foster. They had 4 children:

Leroy Lamb, son of Silas and Ethel Foster Lamb, born 1931, wed Mary Childers.

Wetsel Lamb, son of Silas and Ethel Foster Lamb, born 1935, wed Patricia Elliot.

Rowe Lamb, son of Silas and Ethel Foster Lamb, born 1940, wed Ingrid Finehour.

Kathy Lamb, daughter of Silas and Ethel Foster Lamb, was born about 1945.

Rufus Lamb, son of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, married Fannie Foster. He was born 1905. They had 5 children:

 

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Floyd Watsell Lamb, son of Rufus and Fannie Fos­ter Lamb, was born about 1927, wed Bonnie Bell Waddle.

Leola Lamb, daughter of Rufus and Fannie Foster Lamb, was born 1929. She wed Algle Estel Tarlton.

Estel Lamb, son of Rufus and Fannie Foster Lamb, was born in 1934, wed Helen Tipton.

Rufus Lamb, Jr., born 1939, wed first Frankie Hensley, second Betty Fox.

Elwanda Lamb, daughter of Rufus and Fannie Foster Lamb, born 1941, wed Eldridge Cutshall.

Albert Lamb, son of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, was born about 1909. He wed Wanda Enise Carter. They had 4 children:

Helen Carmaleta Lamb, daughter of Albert and Wanda Enise Carter Lamb, was born in 1940. She wed Jack Charles Davis first, Darwin Walker second, and Robert Armfield third.

Ronald Dennis Lamb, son of Albert and Wanda Enice Carter Lamb, wed Charlotte Dianne Alleman first and Jewel Faye Ball second. He was born in 1943.

Shirley Bernlce Lamb, daughter of Albert and Wanda Enioe Carter Lamb, born 1945, wed first Charles William Griffin and second Billy Wayne Brltton.

Jerry Lynn, son of Albert and Wanda Enice Carter Lamb, born 1948, wed Caroline Walker.

Walter Brownlow Lamb, son of William H. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born in 1912, wed Flora Mae cut shall. They had 6 children;

Irene Marie Lamb, daughter of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1937, wed Charles Calk.

Jancer Allen Lamb, son of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1938, wed Peggy Bowman.

Quinton Brownlow Lamb, son of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1940, wed first Jewel Faye Ball, second Helen Sue Hammer.

Ellis Harvey Lamb, son of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1941, wed first Teresa Finkle, second Judy Shelton.

Georgia Alice Lamb, daughter of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1942, married first James Kyle Walker, second Walter Clarence Brown.

 

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Eileen Lamb, daughter of Walter Brownlow and Flora Mae Cutshall Lamb, born 1944, wed Randy Gene Dixon.

Manilla Lamb, daughter of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born 1914, wed Boney Shelton. They had 3 children:

Iula Shelton, daughter of Boney and Manilla Lamb Shelton, born 1933, wed Robert Cutshaw.

Viola Shelton, daughter of Boney and Manilla Lamb Shelton, born 1935, married Wesley Keller, Jr.

Betty Jean Shelton, daughter of Boney and Manilla Lamb Shelton, born 1938, died at one day old.

Melvin Lamb, son of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born 1916, wed first Iva Mae Riddle, second to Zettie Shelton. He had 5 children:

Kenneth Lamb, son of Melvin and Iva Mae Riddle Lamb, born 1943, wed first Eunice Shelton, second Sandra Grizzle.

Jerolds Hugh Lamb, son of Melvin and Iva Mae Rid­dle Lamb, born 1945, wed Ann Jones.

Willadean Lamb, daughter of Melvin and Zettie Shelton Lamb, born 1952, wed first Issac Junior Gunter, second Theodore Roosevelt Tweed.

Sue Etta Lamb, daughter of Melvin and Zettie Shelton Lamb, born 1958, wed Timmie Ray Schofield.

Delmer Lamb, son of Melvin and Zettie Shelton Lamb, was born and died same day in 1962.

Susie Lamb, daughter of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born 1920, married Norman Shelton. They had 4 children:

MoKinley Shelton, son of Norman and Susie Lamb Shelton, was born 1937.

Udema Shelton, daughter of Norman and Susie Lamb Shelton, born 1940, married first Dewey Ricker, second David Gregory.

Louise Shelton, daughter of Norman and Susie Lamb Shelton, born 1942, wed Arthur Ward.

Jeanetta Marie Shelton, daughter of Norman and Susie Lamb Shelton, wed William Andrew Dean.

Jonah Lamb, son of William R. and Jersey Shelton Lamb, born 1923, wed first Sylvia Mae Hensley, second Marg­aret Annis Shelton, third to Ethel McIntosh. Jonah had one child, a son by Sylvia Mae Hensley Lamb, born 1948.

 

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Tommy Frank wed 1st Hilda Reed, 2nd Gaylene Anderson.

Millard Shelton, son of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, was born on Shelton Laurel in l885. He wed first Ibby Norton, daughter of John and Nancy Norton, and second to Emily Johnson. Millard and Ibby had one child, a daughter:

Donna Mae Shelton, daughter of Millard and Ibby Norton Shelton, born 1902, wed James Cosson Gray. They had 4 children:

Arnold Earl Gray, son of James Cosson and Donna Mae Shelton Gray, wed Lelia A. Shelton. He was born in 1920. They had 4 children, (not named).

Eldridge Pete Gray, son of James Cosson and Donna Mae Shelton Gray, born 1922, wed Alma Ivanese Beall.

James Uyel Gray, son of James Cosson and Donna Mae Shelton Gray, born about 1925, wed Mary Marie Shelton.

Gwendolyn Dolores Gray, daughter of James Cosson and Donna Mae Shelton Gray, born 1925, wed first Landon K. Bales, second Donald Theodore Ewry.

John Thompson Shelton (Thomps), son of Bluford and Avarina Hensley  Shelton, born 1887, wed Ealy Eliza­beth Hensley in 1910 in Greene County, Tennessee. They had 13 children:

Wiley Hovel Shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Hensley Shelton, born 1911, wed Essie Cutshall. They had 6 children:

Herman Kenneth Shelton, son of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, was born in 1936, married first Jackie Behr, second Sandy Brown and third Beverly Gatteman.

Hubert Lail Shelton, son of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, married first Carolyn Bonhart, second Pat Stanford. He was born in 194l.

Wiley Jerry Shelton, son of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, born 1943, wed Lucinda Walker first and second Marilyn Ricker.

Gladson Earl Shelton, son of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, born 1946,wed Julia Kinder Spar­ger.

Elizabeth Gail Shelton, daughter of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, born 1949, wed Jerry Magby.

Dewey Walter Shelton, son of Wiley Hovel and Essie Cutshall Shelton, born 1951, married Judy Stroud.

 

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Virgil Enoch Shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Hensley Shelton, born 1912, wed Alice Ena Hensley. They had 5 children:

William McKinley (Mack) Shelton, son of Virgil Enoch and Alice Ena Hensley Shelton, was born 1935, married first Bonnie Phillips and second Satomi. They live in Japan where Mack is an employee of the U. S.

Lowell Marion Shelton, son of Virgil Enoch and Alice Ena Hensley Shelton, born 1939, wed Ruth Ann King.

Betty Emma Shelton, daughter of Virgil Enoch and Alice Ena Shelton, born 1936, wed first Conrad Walker and second Charles d. Stotlar.

Mary Katherine (Katy) Shelton, daughter of Virgil Enoch and Alice Ena Hensley Shelton, born 1946, wed Glen R. Smith.

Dorothea Jean Shelton, daughter of Virgil Enoch and Alice Ena Shelton, born 1941, wed James Hoeksema.

Bluford Earl Shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Shelton, born 1914, wed Mildred M. Shade. They had 1 child, a daughter, who was adopted:

Gloria Dale Ricker Shelton, daughter of Bluford Earl and Mildred Shade Shelton, born 1954, wed first George Hyatt and second John W. Pitts.

Bertha G. Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Shelton, born 1915, wed Hubert Doke Haire. They had 11 children:

 

Hubert Doak Haire, Jr., born 1935, wed Pricilla Young.

Joyce Andrenia Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1938, wed Manor Gilmer.

Brenda Bernice Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1940, wed Grady Marlon Thomas.

Barbara Jane Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1942, wed Troyce Chandler.

Jeraldine A. Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Ber­tha G. Shelton Haire, born 1943, wed Terrell Wilson.

William (Billy) Joe Haire, son of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1945, wed Shirley Young.

Larry Dean Haire, son of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1948, wed Mary Ann Aldred.

Linda Kaye Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G, Shelton Haire, was born and died in 1950.

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Karon Ruth Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Ber­tha G. Shelton Haire, born 1952, wed Joe Barrow Waldrop .

Vicki Dianne Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1954, wed Paul Arrington, had son Tony Paul Arrington.

Reba Melissa Haire, daughter of Hubert Doak and Bertha G. Shelton Haire, born 1955, wed Charles Kenneth Baggett.

Trula Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy Eliz­abeth Shelton, born 1917, wed first Clyde R. Corley, second Paul D. Turley. Trula had 4 children:

 

Barbara Anita Corley, daughter of Clyde R. and Trula Shelton Corley, born 1937, wed John D. West.

Roy Clifton Corley, son of Clyde R. and Trula Shelton Corley, born 1938, wed Sue M. Gregg.

Sandra Gayle Corley, daughter of Clyde R. and Trula Shelton Corley, born 1942,wed George Leonard.

William Phillip Corley, son of Clyde R. and Trula Shelton Corley, born 1947, wed Joyce _ in 1969.

Laurie Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy Eliz­abeth Shelton, was born July 10, 1918.

Laura Agnes Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Shelton, born 1920, wed Kenneth Alexander. They had one child, a daughter:

Kathy Alexander, daughter of Kenneth and Laura Agnes

Shelton Alexander, born 1950, wed first Donald _________________________

and second Gilbert.   

Costy Shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Hensley Shelton, born 1922, married K. Imogene Wilhoit, born 1922 at Chuckey, Tennessee. They have 2 sons:

Ted L. Shelton, son of Costy and K. Imogene Wilhoit Shelton, born 1942, married Betty Jane May.

Michael T. Shelton, son of Costy and K. Imogene Wilhoit Shelton, born 1944, wed Doris Ann Thrasher.

Ruth Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy Eliza­beth Shelton, born 1924, married Raymond Joseph Whybrew. They had 4 children:

David Lee Whybrew, son of Raymond Joseph and Ruth Shelton Whybrew, was born 1946.

Jewel Andra Whybrew, daughter of Raymond Joseph and Ruth Shelton Whybrew, born 1948, married Sergio Octavis Correra.

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Paul Stephen Whybrew, son of Raymond Joseph and Ruth Shelton Whybrew, born 1950, wed Susan Jane Hoytt.

Rebecca Sue Whybrew, daughter of Raymond Joseph and
Ruth Shelton Whybrew, born about 1952, wed Felix
Delgado.                                        

Rose Annis Shelton, daughter of John Thompson and Ealy
Elizabeth Hensley Shelton, born 1926, wed John W. Innskeep.
keep. They have two children:                                                                                                                    

Larry Leon Inskeep, son of John W. and Rose Ann Shel­ton Inskeep, born and died same day, Dec. 24, 1944.

Phyllis Joan Inskeep, daughter of John W. and Rose Ann Shelton Inskeep, born 1945, wed Renard Baldwin.

 

Horace Manard shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Hensley Shelton, born 1928, died in auto acci­dent on February 9, 1955.

Wriley Shelton, son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Shelton, born 1930, died at birth.

John Thompson Shelton, Jr., son of John Thompson and Ealy Elizabeth Shelton, born 1932 in Greene County, Tennessee, married Edna Garrett. They had 3 children:

Dennis Ray Shelton, son of John Thompson Jr. and Edna Garrett Shelton, born 1951, wed Caryl Lee Joyner.

Deborah Kay Shelton, daughter of John Thompson Jr. and Edna Garrett Shelton, born 1956, married Kevin High Thompson.

Denise Ann Shelton, daughter of John Thompson Jr. and Edma Garrett Shelton, was born in 1966.

Dora Shelton, daughter of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born 1890 at Shelton Laurel, married H. Milford Cutshaw. They had 10 children:

Effie Cutshaw, daughter of H. Milford and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1914, wed Robert Paul Kimery. They had 2 children:

 

Vicie Cutshaw Kimery, daughter of Robert Paul and Effie

Cutshaw Kimery, was born in 1933.

Hubert Paul Kimery, son of Robert Paul and Effie Cutshaw Kimery, born 1939, wed Judy Massey.

Amos Fransco Cutshaw, son of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1915, died a year later.

Hubert McKinley Cutshaw, son of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1917, was killed in action in World war II in Italy on December 15, 1944.

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Flossie Cutshaw, daughter of Milford H. and Dora Shel­ton Cutshaw, born 1918, wed Arnold Fellers. They had 11 children:

Sylvia Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, born 1940, wed George Miller.

Jimmy Fellers, son of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, born 1942, wed Jesse Mae Ratclif.

Mary Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, wed Oliver D. Shelton.

Geraldine Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, born 1946, wed Raymond Broyles.

Ruth Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, born 1948, wed Jimmy Bowens.

Mildred Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cut­shaw Fellers, born 1950, wed first Lawrence Edward Shelton and second David Howard.

Betty Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cut­shaw Fellers, born 1952, wed Bobbie Joe Fellers.

Maxine Fellers, daughter of Arnold and Flossie Cut­shaw Fellers, born 1954, wed Phillip Randall.

Henry Fellers, son of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, born 1956, wed Janice Tarlton.

Eddie Fellers, son of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, was born 1957.

Bobby Fellers, son of Arnold and Flossie Cutshaw Fellers, was born in 1959.

Jennie Cutshaw, daughter of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1920, wed Worley Lance Copp, 3 children:

Frances Ann Copp, daughter of Worley Lance and Jennie Cutshaw Copp, born 1943, wed Charles MoCurry.

Don Edward Copp, son of Worley Lance and Jennie Cut­shaw Copp, born 1944, wed Adell Lloyd.

Linda Mae Copp, daughter of Worley Lance and Jennie Cutshaw Copp, born 1948, wed Bobby Lee Holt.

Bulo Cutshaw, son of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cut­shaw, was born in 1922.

Raymond Cutshaw, son of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1923, wed Rosalind Collins, had one child, a son:

 _

Ralyn Jay Cutshaw, only son of Raymond and Rosalind Collins Cutshaw, was born January 30, 1966.

 

 

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Vallerree Cutshaw, daughter of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1925, wed 1st Carl Brown, then Bruce Cutshaw. She had 5 children:

Herman cutshaw, son of Bruce and Vallerree Cutshaw, was born in 1943, twin of Sherman.

Sherman Cutshaw, son of Bruce and Vallerree Cut­shaw, was born 1943, twin of Herman.

Leonard MoKinley Cutshaw, son of Bruce and Valler­ree Cutshaw, born 1945, wed Edith Faye Small. _

Janie Sue Cutshaw, daughter of Bruce and Vallerree Cutshaw, born 1947, wed Doyle Eugene Foster.

Bruce Cutshaw, Jr., son of Bruce and Vallerree Cutshaw, was born in 1949.

Audrie Cutshaw, daughter of Mllford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, was born in 1927.

Herbert Ellis Cutshaw, son of Milford H. and Dora Shelton Cutshaw, born 1931, wed Lillian Betty Tysinger. They had 7 children:

Wilburn Buddy Cutshaw, son of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born about 1951, wed 1st Helen Smothers and second to Brenda Diane Parish.

Charles Ellis Cutshaw, son of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born 1952, wed first Janice Harrison and second Kathleen Hoose.

Linda Faye Cutshaw, daughter of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born 1953, wed William Dennis Smith.

Pamela Gail Cutshaw, daughter of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born 1955, wed Kenneth Murray Rivers.

Toney Ray Cutshaw, son of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born 1962, wed Debra Lynn Caskey.

Betsy Lorraine Cutshaw, daughter of Herbert Ellia and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, born 1963, wed Ira Edward Hutto.

Mary Diane Cutshaw, daughter of Herbert Ellis and Lillian Tysinger Cutshaw, was born in 1968.

Dube Shelton, son of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born in 1892, died in 1912.

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Ethel Shelton, daughter of Bluford and Avarlna Hensley Shelton, born 1894, wed George Jones, born l884. They had 3 children:

Oscar Justin Jones, son of George and Ethel Shelton Jones, born 1916, married first Margaret Brooks and second Geneva Parsons. Oscar had 7 children:

Oscar Justin Jones, Jr., son of Oscar and Geneva Parsons Jones, born 1949, wed Mary Fuller.

Sharon Janice Jones, daughter of Oscar Justin and Geneva Parsons Jones, born about 1950, wed John Michael Jeakle.

Franky Russell Jones, son of Oscar Justin and Gen­eva Parsons Jones, born about 1951, wed Anne Fredrickson.

Harold Casey Jones, son of Oscar Justin and Geneva Parsons Jones, born 1951, wed Donna Jean Metz.

Shelia Gail Jones, daughter of Oscar Justin and Geneva Parsons Jones, born 1953, wed Douglas Pucker.

Larry Roger Jones, son of Oscar Justin and Geneva Parsons Jones, born 1954, wed Norma Louise Cummings.

Marilyn Burletta Jones, daughter of Oscar Justin and Geneva Parsons Jones, born 1955, wed Waymond Dalton Goodwin.

Belva Jones, daughter of George and Ethel Shelton Jones, was born 1918, wed Danny Kissinger, had 1 child, a daughter.

Glenda Kissinger, daughter of Danny and Belva Jones Kissinger, born 1936, married first Jerry Murphy, second Leroy Ethridge.

Harry Jones, son of George and Ethel Shelton Jones, born 1924, wed 1st Mildred Wilbanks, 2nd Clettie Brooks.

Joe Shelton, son of Bluford and Avarlna Hensley Shelton, born 1898, wed first Nellie Hensley, second Magnolia Cutshaw. Joe and Nellie had l6 children:

 

Lester Frank Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1919, at Shelton Laurel, wed Winnie Kimery. They had 6 children:

Phyllis Bernice Shelton, daughter of Lester and Winnie Kimery Shelton, was born and died in 1943.

Jimmy Dallas Shelton, son of Lester and Winnie Kimery Shelton, born 1944, married Pauline Ruth Stockdale; both died in auto accident March 20,1971.

Lillian Doris Shelton, daughter of Lester and Win­nie Kimery Shelton, born 1948, wed Jack Jackson.

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Michael Wells Shelton, son of Lester and Winnie Kimmery   Shelton, born 1946, wed first Catherine Gregg, second Sandy Klinesarge, third  Sandy Gore.

Linda Kay She It on, daughter of Lester and Winnie Kimmery Shelton, born 1951, wed first Ronnie Bright, second Noel Hookersmith.

Roy Eugene Shelton, born 1953, son of Lester and Winnie Kimmery Shelton, wed Peggy Jackson.

Richard Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1921, died a year later.

Greenlee Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shel­ton, born 1920, died at 1 month.

Fred Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born on Mill Creek at Shelton Laurel in 1923, wed Edna  Faye Hensley. They had 1 child:

James Carson Shelton, son of Fred and Edna Faye Hensley Shelton, born 1957, wed Connie Dian Shelton.

Ed Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1923, at Shelton Laurel on Mill Creek, twin of Fred, wed Velma King. They had 4 children:

Ralph Edward Shelton, son of Ed and Velma King Shelton, born 1946, wed  Martha Lou  Million.

Florence Gwendolyn Shelton, daughter of Ed and Velma King Shelton, died at birth in 1947.

Ranson Dale Shelton, son of Ed and Velma King Shel­ton, born 1952, wed Kathleen Ann Hogan.

Maynard Scott Shelton, son of Ranson Dale and Kath­leen Hogan Shelton, was born 1956.

Wadie Emma Shelton, daughter of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1925, wed Grady Melton French. They have one child, a son:

Robert Kenneth French, son of Grady Melton and Wadie Emma Shelton French , was born in 1942.

Bluford Elbridge Shelton II, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1927, on Mill Creek at Shelton Laurel, wed Zettie King. They had 5 children:

Cartie Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbridge II and Zettie King Shelton, born 1946, lived one day.

Iva Mae Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbridge II and Zettie King Shelton, born 1948, wed Bruce Troy DeBruhl.

 

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Brenda Etta Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbrldge II and Zettie King Shelton, born 1950, wed David Lynn Cloud.

Wilma Dianna Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbridge II and Zettie King Shelton, born 1953, wed first Arvil Cutshaw, and second to Claude Webb.

James Leonard Shelton, son of Bluford Elbridge II and Zettie King Shelton, was born in 1958.

Zelois Shelton, dau of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1929, wed Lark Hensley. They had three children:

Terry Lee Hensley. son of Lark.and Zelois Shelton Hensley, born 1948, wed first Wilma Lee Shelton and second to Phillis Ann Stills Shelton.

Lowell Taylor Hensley, son of Lark and Zelois Shelton Hensley, born 1950, wed Diane Elaine Shel­ton, had 2 girls, Delina Dawn and Alicia Lynne.

Billie Joe Hensley, son of Lark and Zelois Shelton Hensley, born 1952, wed Gracene Elizabeth Myers.

Louise Shelton, daughter of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1931, wed Dale Atkinson, had 3 children:

Harley Wayne Atkinson, son of Dale and Louise Shelton Atkinson, born 1951, wed Vicki Diane Shepler, had Belinda Renee, Sarah Dawn and Rachael L.

Allen Dale Atkinson, son of Dale and Louise Shelton Atkinson, 'born 1955, wed Anita Denise Kinser.

Darrel Evie Atkinson, daughter of Dale and Louise Shelton Atkinson, was born 1962.

Odell Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1933, wed Verna Lee King. They had no children.

Barnabas Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shel­ton, born 1934., wed Frances Ray, had 1 child, a dau. :

Lyla Jewell Shelton, daughter of Barnabas and Frances Ray Shelton, born 1954, wed Joe Emerson Franklin.

Dennis Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1936, wed Geneva Hensley. They had 2 children:

Rickey Duane Shelton, son of Dennis and Geneva Hensley Shelton, born 1957, wed first Tina Yvonne Lewis, second Kelley Eilene Carlin.

Dennis Charles Shelton, son of Dennis and Geneva Hensley Shelton, born 1959, wed Pamela Sue Gardner.

 

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Crate Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1938, wed Mary Louise Williams. They have 2 children, a girl and a boy:

Wendy Elaine She It on, daughter of  Crate and Mary Louise Williams Shelton, was born in 1968.

Jeffery Crate Shelton, son of Crate and Mary Louise William Shelton, was born in 1970.

Arlin Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1941 on Mill Creek at Shelton Laurel. He wed  Margaret Harris. They had 2 children, both daughters:

Pamela Marlene Shelton, daughter of Arlin and Marg­aret Harris Shelton, born 1961, died at birth.

Kimberly Ann Shelton, daughter of Arlin and Margar­et Harris Shelton, born 1964, also died at birth.

Clifford Shelton, son of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shel­ton, born 1943, married Beulah Harris, had 2 children:

Carole Lynn Shelton, daughter of Clifford and Beu­lah Harris Shelton, was born in 1965.

Tammie Darlene Shelton, daughter of Clifford and Beulah Harris Shelton, was born in 1967.

Harley Gerald Shelton, last of the l6 children of Joe and Nellie Hensley Shelton, born 1947, married first Ann Lundie, second Sharon Olean Myers Renner. He had 2 children:

Christa Ann Shelton, daughter of Harley Gerald and Ann Lundie Shelton, was born in 1966.

Michael Gerald Shelton, son of Harley Gerald and Ann Lundie Shelton, was born in 1968.

Etta Shelton, daughter of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Sheltonp born 1901, wed Alonzo Hensley on Shelton Laurel. They had 8 children:

Carson Wetsel Hensley, son of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1920, wed Evelyn Baskette. They had one child, a son:

Carol Perman Hensley, son of Carson Wetsel and Evelyn Baskette Hensley, born 1949, wed Barbara Cooter,

Grady Franklin Hensley, son of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1921, wed first Jean Norton, second Allie Sue Norton.

Natalie Izara Hensley, daughter of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1922, married Dan Smith.

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Maime Thelma Hensley, daughter of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1924, wed first Darrel Anderson, second Robert McAnnis, third Al Miller, fourth Robert Winsor, fifth B. W. Brant. She has one child:

Carolyn Louise Anderson, daughter of Darrel and Maime Thelma Hensley Anderson, born 1943, married Larry Taylor.

Dorothy Pearl Hensley, daughter of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1925, wed first Grady Cutshall, second Paul Shelton, and they live in Greeneville, Tennessee. Dorothy has 1 child:

Lenda Deloris Cutshall, daughter of Grady and Dor­othy Pearl Hensley Cutshall, born 1945, wed Bobby Cox.

Donald Wethington Hensley, son of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1928, wed first Ruby Britton, second Stella Poore. He has 5 children:

Jimmy Ralph Hensley, son of Donald Wethington and Ruby Britton Hensley, born 1949, died at birth.

James Donald Hensley, son of Donald Wethington and Stella Poore Hensley, born 1950, lived 4 days.

Rex Alonzo Hensley, son of Donald Wethington and Stella Poore Hensley, born 1951, wed, had children.

Danny Martin Hensley, son of Donald Wethington and Stella Poore Hensley, born 1953, wed, had children.

Billie Joyce Hensley, daughter of Donald Wething­ton and Stella Poore Hensley, born 1957, wed first Kenneth Odel Paul, second to a Gibbs.

Wanda Lucille Hensley, daughter of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1931, wed Luther Frank Nelson. They had 4 children:

Deanna Ruth Nelson, daughter of Luther Frank and Wanda Lucille Hensley Nelson, born 1948, wed first William Paul McCartney, second James Thrasher, 3rd Terry Heaton, fourth Bruce Billerbeck.

Allen Clyde Nelson, son of Luther Frank and Wanda Lucille Hensley Nelson, born 1951, wed first Diana Pierce, second Donna Sue Burke, third Wilma Jane Swatsell.

Douglas Roy Nelson, son of Luther Frank and Wanda Lucille Hensley Nelson, born about 1955.

Angela Ranee McCartney Nelson, daughter of Luther Frank and Wanda Lucille Hensley Nelson, born 1965, was adopted by Frank and Lucille at her age 8.

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Shirley Marlene Hensley, daughter of Alonzo and Etta Shelton Hensley, born 1938, wed first Gene Quillen, second Dan Clendenon, Jr.. She had two children:

Michael Roger Hensley, son of Shirley Hensley, born 1953. when Shirley was 15. Michael died at.l8.

Victor Wayne Clendenon, son of Dan and Shirley Marlene Clendenon, born 1957, wed Diana.

 

Alonso Shelton, son of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born 1903 on Mill Creek, Shelton Laurel, Madison County, North Carolina. He married Almettie Shelton. They had 11 children:

Elzie Shelton, 1st son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1922, wed first Delia Gunter, second Artha Shelton. Elzie had 3 children:

Earl Shelton, son of Elzie & Artha Shelton Shelton, born 1943, wed Judy Shelton.

Phyllis Ann Shelton, daughter of Elzie and Artha Shelton Shelton, born 1944, wed Douglas Hardin.

Gerald Dean Shelton, son of Elzie and Artha Shelton Shelton, born 1948, wed Amy Shelton.

Bewley Shelton, daughter of Alonzo and Almettie Shel­ton Shelton, born 1924, wed Burl Shelton. They had 2 children:

Alvln Shelton, son of Burl and Bewley Shelton Shelton, born 1943, wed Sherry Kaye Ford.

Thomas Ernest Shelton, son of Burl and Bewley Shelton Shelton, born 1949, wed first Jo Ellen Ray, second Kathy Marie Johnson.

Atmon Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1926, wed Frances Ramsey. They had 2 children:

Mary Kathryn Shelton, daughter of Atmon and Frances Ramsey Shelton, born 1952, wed first Stephen R. Sargent, second Daniel Wayne Eastman, third Eric Lee Brumbach.

Paul Shelton, son of Atmon and Frances Ramsey Shelton, wed Lesa, Jo Donnelly. He was born in 1953.

Steve Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1929, wed first Mildred Hensley, second Mary Elizabeth Johnson. Steve has 2 children:.

 

            Lucille Shelton, daughter of Steve and Mildred Hensley Shelton, born 1948,      wed a McClintock.

 

 

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Steve Leonard Shelton, Jr., son of Steve and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Shelton, was born in 1957.

Hilden Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie SheIton Shelton, born 1933, wed Betty Shelton. They had 5 children:

Vernon Hilden Shelton,  son of the above Hilden and Betty Shelton Shelton, born 1951, wed Linda Tipton.

Roy Lewis Shelton, son of Hilden and Betty Shelton Shelton, born 1953, wed Ruby Wilson.

Fredia Joyce Shelton, daughter of Hilden and Betty Shelton Shelton, born  1954, wed Paul Douglas Tipton.

Eva Jean Shelton, daughter of Hilden and Betty Shel­ton Shelton, born 1957, wed first Guy E. Loyd and second Ronald Kim Scott.

Hilda Grace Shelton, daughter of Hilden and Betty Shelton Shelton, born 1962, wed Scotty Jack Casey.

Mollie Zola Shelton, daughter of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1935, wed Cullen Hensley. They had 3 children:

Velma Lee Hensley, daughter of Cullen and Mollie Zola Shelton Hensley, born 1952, wed Ezra Silvers, Jr. They had Brenda Lee and Jimmy Cullen.

Helen Hensley, daughter of Cullen and Mollie Zola Shelton Hensley, born 1953,  wed Everett Foster.

Wilma H. Hensley, daughter of Cullen and Mollie Zola Shelton Hensley, born 1957, wed Rockey Allen Frost, who was born August 1, 1959.

Harmon F. Shelton, son of Alonzo and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1937, wed Naomi Hensley, then Louise Norton, then Pauline Bailey. Harmon had 3 children:

Flora Kay Shelton, daughter of Harmon F. and Naomi Hensley Shelton, born 1956, wed Michael Ray Shelton.

 

Leonard Allen Shelton, son of Harmon F. and Naomi Hensley Shelton, born 1957, wed Debrah Gail Ray.

Lavana Gaye Shelton, daughter of Harmon F. and Na­omi Hensley Shelton, born 1963, wed Wayne Shelton.

Winston Glen Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1940, wed  Donna Mae Hensley. They had 3 children:

Debra Lynn Shelton, daughter of Winston Glen and Donna Mae Hensley Shelton,         born 1962, wed Billy Cantrell.

 

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Mary Sue Shelton, daughter of Winston Glen and Donna Mae Hensley Shelton, born 1965, wed  Robert Lee Briggs.

Teresa Lynn Shelton, daughter of Winston Glen and Donna Mae Hensley Shelton, was born in 1972.

Freemon Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 194.2, wed first Wilma Dean Treadway, and  second Linda Marie Gatza Hutchinson. He had 4 children:

 Pravis Lee Shelton, son of Freemon and Wilma Dean Treadway Shelton, was born in 1963.

James Edward Shelton, son of Freemon and Wilma Dean Treadway Shelton, was born in 1965.

Angela Marie Shelton, daughter of Freemon and Linda Marie Gatza Hutchinson Shelton, was born 1970.

Claton Michael Shelton, son of Freemon and Linda Marie Gatza Hutchinson Shelton, was born 1973.

Fairley Shelton, son of Alonso and Almettie Shelton Shelton, born 1944, wed Mary Helen Hedgecraft. They had 2 children:

Timothy Allen Shelton, son of Fairley and Mary Helen Hedgecraft Shelton, born 1963, wed Annette Vanderverder, born 1964, whom he wed in 1982.

Lorraine Shelton, daughter of Fairley and Mary Helen Hedgecraft Shelton, born 1964, had Lisa Marie Shelton.

Linda Ann Shelton, daughter of Alonso .and.Almettie Shel­ton Shelton, born.1947, wed Collen Terry Williams. They had 2 children:

Bradley Terry Williams, son of Collen Terry and Linda Ann Shelton Williams, was born 1971.

Kristie Denise Williams, daughter of Collen Terry and Linda Ann Shelton Williams, was born 1974.

Sinda Shelton, daughter of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born 1906, wed Kody Shelton in Madison County, North Carolina in 1920. They had 10 children:

Inave Shelton, daughter of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shel­ton, born 1921 at Shelton Laurel, wed Benton Shelton. They had 5 children:

Henrietta Shelton, daughter of Benton and Inave Shelton  Shelton, born 1942, lived only  4 days.

Dwight Shelton, son of Benton and Inave Shelton Shelton, born 1944, wed Carolyn Kay Devatea.

 

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Justin Shelton, son of Benton and Inave Shelton,  born 1946, wed first Lyndell Kay Reese, second Nancy Bender, third Diane     , and fourth Joyce Parson. Had child by 1st and 4th.

D'nell Marie Shelton, daughter of Benton and Inave Shelton Shelton, born 19l48, wed first Jimmy Cruey, second Wayne Cox.

Carolyn Sue Shelton, daughter of Benton and Inave Shelton Shelton, born 1953, wed first Danny Ottinger, second J. C. Hurd.

Conley Shelton, son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1924, wed Ruby Stockton. They had  4 children:

Howard Shelton, son of Conley and Ruby Stockton Shelton, born 1948, wed Mary J. Blackens.

Phillip Marvin Shelton, son of Conley and Ruby Stockton Shelton, born 1951, wed Pamela Brown.

James Keith Shelton, son of Conley and Ruby Stockton Shelton, was born 1958.

Bobbie Ann Shelton, daughter of Conley and Ruby Stockton Shelton, born 1962, wed Dennis J. Robin­son, born 1959.

Stanley Shelton, son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shel­ton, born 1926, wed Etta Frances Stroud. They had 3 children, a daughter and two sons:

Cheryl Ann Shelton, daughter of Stanley and Etta Frances Stroud Shelton, born 1956, wed first David Parr, second not shown. She had 3 children by Parr.

Phillip Dale Shelton, son of Stanley and Etta Fran­ces Stroud Shelton, was born 1958.

Ricky Doyal Shelton, son of Stanley and Etta Fran­ces Stroud Shelton, born 1961, wed Jaetta Fillers.

Henion Shelton, son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, , born 1928, wed Betty Branch. They had 5 children:

Danny Shelton, son of Henion and Betty Branch Shel­ton, born 1955, wed Nancy Ruth Ball, born 1952.

Cynthia Diane Shelton, daughter of Henion and Betty Branch Shelton, born 1959, wed Mark Steven McClain.

Charles Nathan Shelton, son of Henion and Betty Branch Shelton, born 1963, wed Rebecca Dawn Lee.

Patricia Annette Shelton, daughter of Henion and Betty Branch Shelton, was born in 1965.

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Karen Louise She It on, daughter of Henion and Betty Branch Shelton, was born 1971.

Garland Shelton, son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shel­ton, born 1931, wed Emma Jean Davis. They had 3 children, 1 son and  2  daughters :

Jerry Shelton, son of Garland and Emma Jean Davis Shelton, was born in 1958.

Tammy Shelton, daughter of Garland and Emma Jean Davis Shelton, born 1960, wed Randy Turner.

Donna Shelton, daughter of Garland and Emma Jean Davis Shelton, was born in 1967.

Delmas Shelton, son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1933, wed Mary Knight. They had 3 children:

Jackie Allen Shelton, son of Delmas and Mary Knight Shelton, born 1958, wed Shelia Harrison, born 1962.

Jeffery Dale Shelton, son of Delmas and Mary Knight Shelton, was born 1963.

Richard Cole Shelton, son of Delmas and Mary Knight Shelton, was born 1967.

Scott Starlin Shelton; son of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1937, wed Sandra Gregg, had 2 children:

Randall Keith Shelton, son of Scott Starlin and Sandra Gregg Shelton, born 1957, wed Debra McCamis,

Teresa Gail Shelton, daughter of Scott Starlin and Sandra Gregg Shelton, born 1960, wed Carlton Eldridge, born October 12, 1956. They had Uriah Scott.

Imogene Shelton, daughter of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1939, wed first Jimmie Oral McCamey, and second Weldon Ramsey. She had one child, a daughter:

Tina Millette McCamey, daughter of Jimmy Oral and Imogene Shelton McCamey, born 1968, wed Billy Wayne Crum, born 1965.

Cathlene Shelton, daughter of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1943, wed first Keith Freeman Feezell, and second John Ray Fortner. Cathlene has one child:

Lisa Kaye Feezell, daughter of Keith Freeman and Cathalene Shelton Feezell, was born 1966.

Atlas Joyce Shelton, daughter and youngest child of Kody and Sinda Shelton Shelton, born 1945, wed Paul Carter, had 2 children, sons:

Mark Dwayne Carter, son of Paul and Atlas Joyce Shelton Carter, was born in 1968.

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Loran Christopher Carter, son of Paul and Atlas Joyce Shelton Carter, was born in 1970.

Fransco Shelton, son of Bluford and Avarina Hensley Shelton, born 1909 on Mill Creek at Shelton Laurel, North Carolina, married Chassie Dockery, born 1914.

Bayless Shelton, son of William Riley and Martha Johnson Shelton, was born about l865. He wed Isabel Shelton, daugh­ter of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton. They had 8 children:

Fornado Shelton, dau of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shel­ton, born about 1886, wed Luther Pack.

Minnie Shelton, daughter of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shelton, was 'born about l888.

Cotney Shelton, son of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shel­ton, born about 1890, wed Retta Banks.

Simon Shelton, son of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shelton, born about 1891, wed first Ella Hensley, 2nd a Hall.

Roscoe Shelton, son of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shel­ton, was born about 1893.

Molly Shelton, daughter of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shelton, was born about l895.

Buster Shelton, son of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shel­ton, was born about 1897.

Claudia Shelton, daughter of Bayless and Isabel Shelton Shelton, was born about l899.

Jersey Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Martha John­son Shelton, was born about 1868. She wed John Chandley, son of Solomon and Polly Riddle Shelton. Their 3 children:

Fowler Chandley, son of John and Jersey Shelton Chand­ley, was born about 1890.

Sylvania Chandley, daughter of John and Jersey Shelton Chandley, was born about 1892.

Valerie Chandley, daughter of John and Jersey Shelton Chandley, born about 1896, wed Emanuel Shelton of Madi­son County, North Carolina. She had 8 children:

Paul Breck Hensley, son of Valerie Chandley, born about 1915, wed Moncie Shelton. They had 5 children:

Carson Hensley, son of Paul Breck and Moncie Shelton Hensley, born 1936, wed first a Wallin, and second Virgie Lee Shelton.

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Jeatree Hensley, daughter of Paul Breck and Moncie Shelton Hensley, born 1939, wed Tom Shelton.

Revonda Hensley, daughter of Paul Breck and Moncie Shelton Hensley, born 194.2, wed Max Shelton.

Julian Hensley, son of Paul Breck and Moncie Shel­ton Hensley, born about 1944, wed an Arrington.

Deloris Ann Hensley, daughter of Paul Breck and Moncie Shelton Hensley, was born about 1946.

Freeman Shelton, son of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born 1917, wed Ethel Worley. ,They had 2 children, a son and a daughter:

Gerald Shelton, son of Freeman and Ethel Worley Shelton, born 1940, wed Marietha Jean Cutshallc

Shelia Kay Shelton, daughter of Freeman and Ethel Worley Shelton, born 1960, wed Gerald Metcalf .

Warren Norman Shelton, son of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born 1920, wed first Stella .Shelton, second Polly Hensley, third Juanita Wallin, fourth Amalee Tarlton Cantrell. Warren had 3 children:

Norma Lee Shelton, daughter of Warren Norman and Amalee Tarlton Cantrell Shelton, born 1945, wed Robert Cutshall.

Porcia Shelton, daughter of Warren Norman and Ama­lee Tarlton Cantrell Shelton, born 1948, wed first Dennis Johnson, second Robby Joe Cantrell.

Sherri Lynn Shelton, daughter of Warren Norman and Amalee Tarlton Cantrell Shelton, born 1960, wed Keith Harris.

Felicia S. Shelton, daughter of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born 1923, wed Jimmie Shelton. They had 5 children:

Oma Shelton, daughter of Jimmie and Felicia Shelton Shelton, born 1939, wed Ruben Kenneth Gosnell.

Stokley Shelton, son of Jimmie and Felicia Shelton Shelton, born 1941, wed Della Sue Cutshall.

Waco Shelton, son of Jimmie and Felicia Shelton Shelton, born 1942, died 1957.

Casey Shelton, son of Jimmie and Felicia Shelton Shelton, born 1946, wed Judith Ann Hensley.

Frankie Dale Shelton, son of Jimmie and Felicia Shelton Shelton, born 1959, wed Donna Gardner.

 

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Marie Shelton, daughter of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born about 1925, wed Claude Worley.

Delores Pricilla Shelton, daughter of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born about 1926, wed George Worley. They had 8 children:

Gregg Worley, son of George and Delores Pricilla Shelton Worley, born 1949, wed Dova Norton.

Charlotte Ann Worley, daughter of George and Delor­es Pricilla Shelton Worley, born 1951, wed Matthew Metcalf. They had Charles, Patsy and Denny Metcalf.

 

Alvania Worley, daughter of George and Delores Pricilla Shelton Worley, born 1953, wed Jerry Riddle. They had Clifford and Clayton Riddle.

Doris Worley, daughter of George and Delores Pri­cilla Shelton Worley, born 1955, wed Ralph Dale Norton. They had Melissa, Christina and Rachael.

Ann Dora Worley, daughter of George and Delores Pricilla Shelton Worley, born 1957, wed James Bryan Arrington.

Dexter Worley, son of George and Delores  Pricilla. Shelton Worley, born 1958, wed Doris Ann Shelton.

Willis Worley, son of George and Delores Pricilla Shelton Worley, was born in 1961.

Robert Harold Worley, son of George and Delores Pricilla Shelton Worley, born 1963, wed Wanda Jean Norton, had Wanda Jean and April Marie Worley.

Frederick Shelton, son of Emanuel and Valerie Chandley Shelton, born about 1947, wed Sophia Franklin.

Lucille Shelton, daughter of Emanuel and Valerie Chand­ley Shelton, born about 1949, wed Lawrence Cutshall.

William Baxter Shelton, son of William Riley and Polly Chand­ley Shelton, was born about 1877. He wed Ida Bell Franklin in about 1895; wed Milon S. (Donna) Shelton in 1897, daugh­ter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton; and wed Mary Cather­ine Moore in 1901, daughter of William and Rebecca Jane Runnion Moore. William Baxter Shelton was killed by his brother-in-law, Champ Briggs, husband of William Baxter's sister, Viana. William Baxter Shelton had 7 children:

Flossie Shelton, daughter of Donna Franklin and adopted by William Baxter Shelton, was born 1896. She wed Jessie Vinson Wallin. They had 5 children:

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Rena Kathaleen Wallin, daughter of Jessie Vlnson and Flossie Shelton Wallin, born 19l5, wed Paul Shelton, son of Donna Shelton and Joe Reeves, in about 1938. They live on Shelton Laurel. This scribe, along with wife Virginia, visited in their home in the summer of 1981. We were happy to make her acquaintance and  that of a daughter who lived nearby and a grandson. The Judith Shelton Cemetery is located on a hilltop near Rena’s home. Rena is a Shelton family historian.

She and Paul have 3 daughters:                                                                                                                             /"*

Glennis Kathaleen Shelton, daughter of Paul arid Rena Kathaleen Wallin Shelton, born 1939, wed Fred Dennis Chandley, have Paul, Kathyren and Carolyn,

Rosalind Jewell Shelton, daughter of Paul and Rena Kathaleen Wallin Shelton, born 1943, wed Travis Vann Tweed. They have sons Travis and Jesse Tweed.

Paula Wallin Shelton, daughter of Paul and Rena Kathaleen Wallin Shelton, born 1954, wed Maurice McAlister, had James Paul Irving McAlister.

Herbert Rankin Wallin, son of Jessie Vinson and Flos­sie Shelton  Wallin, born 1917, wed Emily Franklin. They apparently had the following 3 children:

Sandra Lynn Wallin, daughter of Herbert Rankin and Emily Franklin Shelton, was born about 1935.

Janice Carolyn Wallin, daughter of Herbert Rankin and Emily Franklin Shelton, born about 1937, wed William Johnson, had Darel Johnson.

Manley Quintion Wallin, son of Herbert Rankin and Emily Franklin Shelton, born and died about 1939.

Dr Edgar Vinson Wallin, evidently son of Jessie Vinson and Flossie Shelton Wallin, born about 1919, wed Janie Reavis, had one child, a son:

Edgar Vinson Wallace, Jr, was born about 1941.

Glennis Louise Wallin, evidently daughter of Jessie Vinson and Flossie Shelton Wallin, born 1920, wed Travis Edward Ray. They had 3 children:

Shirley Ann Ray, daughter of Travis Edward and Glennis Louise Wallin Ray, born 1941, wed Jimmy Metcalf, had Travis Landon Metcalf.

Travis Edward Ray, Jr., was born in 1945 in Greeneville.

Flossie Elizabeth Ray, daughter of Travis Edward and Glennis Louise Wallin Ray, born 1946, wed War­ren Ashley Ball.

Jesse Clayton Wallin, evidently son of Jessie Vinson and Flossie Shelton Wallin, born 1932, wed Edyth Sams. They had 2 children:

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Dianne Michelle Wallin, daughter of James Clayton and Edyth Sams Wallin, born 1955, wed Wm. Black.

Bryan Wallin, son of James Clayton and Edyth Sams Wallin, was born 1969.

Faye Shelton. daughter of William Baxter Shelton, was born about 1898.

Mamie Shelton, daughter of William Baxter Shelton, was born about 1900.

Bluford (Buck) Shelton, son of William Baxter Shelton, was born about 1902.

Clayton J. Shelton, son of William Baxter Shelton, born about 1904, resides in Charlotte, North Carolina.

William Baxter Shelton, Jr., was born in about 1905.

Dwight Shelton, son of William Baxter Shelton, born about 1907, wed first Helen Waldrup and was married twice more.

Viana E. Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Polly Chandley Shelton. was born about 1880, died 1956. She wed Champ Briggs in 1899. He was the son of Logan and Martha Briggs. He died in 1924. They had daughter Manella Briggs, born 1898.

Nancy Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, was born about 1837. She wed first George Washington (Son) Franklin, Jr.; second, Elison King, born 1839, who was killed in Shelton Massacre at Shelton Laurel in 1863, there in hiding to prevent conscription into the Rebel Army; third marriage was to William Hensley. Nancy had 11 children:

Barnett Shelton Frank!in, son of George W., Jr. and Nancy Shelton Franklin, born about l854, married twice, first to a Miss Chandley, daughter of Solomon and Polly Riddle Chandley, and second to Charity Shelton, daughter of Judith Shelton and Abner Tweed.

America King, daughter of Elison and Nancy Shelton King, was born about l857.

William Ervin King, son of Elison and Nancy Shelton King, born about 1860, wed Martha Franklin, daughter of Easter Franklin and John Stanton.

Sarah King, daughter of Elison and Nancy Shelton King, born about 1863, wed Wesley Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley.

       George Shelton, son of Nancy Shelton King, was born about 1865. He wed Matilda Haire. George took the name of King after his marriage to honor the

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name of Elison King, Nancy’s second husband, after he was killed by Rebel soldiers in the SheIton Massacre in 1863.

 

Thomas Jefferson Hensley, son of William and Nancy King Hensley, born about 1868, wed Jane Hensley.

Beverly Hensley, son of William and Nancy King Hensley, born about 1872, wed Vinnie Ray.

Ben Hensley, son of William and Nancy King Hensley, born about 1874, wed Marsilla Shelton, daughter of Shadrack (Shade) and Margaret Ancibell Sams Shelton.

Burgess Hensley, son of William and Nancy Shelton King Hensley, born about 1869, wed Sylvannie Shelton.

Mattie Hensley, daughter of William and Nancy Shelton King Hensley, born about l872, wed Joe Ray.

Reuben Hensley, son of William and  Nancy Shelton King Hensley, was born about 1874..

Peter Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1840, wed twice. His first wife was Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Riddle Shelton, whom he wed in 1857. His second wife was a half sister to Elizabeth, being Matilda Riddle, daughter of George W. (Rock) Franklin and Nancy Riddle. Peter had 10 children:

Robert (Coon) Shelton, son of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, born about 1858, was killed by Dan Shelton.

Webster Shelton, son of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, born about l86l, wed Camelia Haire. He was killed by Milton Landers .

Louise Shelton, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, was born about l86l.

Caldonia Shelton, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, born about 1863, wed Adolphus Shelton, son of James and Sarah Hensley Shelton.

Tennie Shelton,, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, born about 1865, wed Beverly Landers, son of George and Betty Shelton Landers. They had son:

Milton Landers, son of Beverly and Tennie Shelton Land­ers, was born about 1885 .

Cynthia, Shelton, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth SheIton, born about 1866, married twice. Her first husband was Zeke Landers, also son of George and Betty Shelton Landers. Her  second marriage was to Charles Shelton, son of William Riley and Martha Johnson Shelton.

Isabel Shelton, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, born about 1868, wed Bayless Shelton, son of William Riley and Martha Johnson Shelton.

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Robert Shelton, son of Peter and Elizabeth Shelton Shelton, was born about l870.

Mary Gold Shelton, daughter of Peter and Matilda Riddle Shelton, born about 1904, married Clayton McMichael.

Hardy Shelton, son of Peter and Matilda Riddle Shelton, born about 1906, wed Ruth Shelton, daughter of Elisha and Dora Norton Shelton.

John Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1842, died 1870, wed Rhoda Norton, born 1840, daughter of Peter and Ursula Shelton Norton.

Minerva Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1844, wed Riley Ray.

Jane Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, was born about 1845. Some historians do not list Jane. Some show Minerva as Minerva Jane — as one and the same person.

Eliphaz Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1846, is said to have married twice, 'The name of his first wife is not at hand. His second wife was Nicey Shel­ton, born 1840, daughter of David and Nancy Hensley Shelton, whom he wed in 1865. Nicey was said to have been of the David family of Jim and Jencie Shelton, being of Bee Log on Cain River. They had son:

Cargle Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Nicey Shelton Shelton, was born in Tennessee in about 1896.

Ibby Damsel Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about l847, wed Armstrong Shelton, son of Rod­erick and Eliza Chandley Shelton.

Iona Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, was born about l849.

Montgomery Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton, born about 1852, was married twice. His first wife was Jane Shelton, whom he divorced, she being the daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, His second wife was Margaret Lavina Hensley, daughter of Jimerson and Sarah J. Shelton Hensley,

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Eliphaz Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about l8ll. The name is not uncommon in the family. The earliest Eliphaz noted was David’s great uncle, brother of David's grandfather, John (6). That Eliphaz, born about 1733, was a Captain in the Henry County, Virginia militia. He gave the land for the county seat of the new county, Patrick in., the plot consisting of 18 acres upon which the town of Taylorsville was built, the name having been changed later to Stuart. The name Eliphaz appears among the descendants of Roderick (7). This Eliphaz' brother William above had a son Eliphaz born about 1845. Eliphaz married Sarah Riddle and had 8 children:

David Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about 1833. He married Catherine Shelton, daughter of Issac and Rachael Torres Shelton. .His second marriage was to Eliza Reed Coffee.

Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about 1835. She wed Morris Mclntosh.

Jacob Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about 1837. He wed Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Rod­erick and Eliza Chandley Shelton. He died as a prisoner of  the Confederate Army in 1865 in Jackson, Mississippi.

Sarah Shelton, daughter of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about l840.

William R. Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about l842. He was killed in 1863 in the Shelton Massacre by Rebels.- Colonel Keith's raiders.

Azariah Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, born l84.9, was killed .at  14. in the Massacre. Buncombe County .  Heritage papers show him as son of Armistead and Elizabeth.

Katherine Shelton, daughter of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about 1850.

Buford Shelton, son of Eliphaz and Sarah Riddle Shelton, was born about 1853. He wed Jaina Shelton.

David Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about l814. He wed Elizabeth Gosnell. He was killed by  Colonel Keith's Rebel soldiers on Butte Mountain in 1863. He and Elizabeth had the following 7 children:

Jane Shelton, dau of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, was born about 1835. She wed first James Hensley; second Montgomery Shelton, son of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton; third to Howard Chandley, son of Solomon and Polly Riddle Shelton; and fourth to John Norton, son of Hackley and Catherine Shelton Norton.

Kindness Shelton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, was born about 1837. She wed Hickman Shelton, son of James and Sarah Hensley Shelton.

Judith Shelton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, was born about 1839.

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 She wed first James S. Briggs; her second husband was a Lawson; her third Alexander (Dink) Shelton, born 1839, son of David and Nancy Corton Shelton.

Green Berry Shelton, son of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, was born about 1841. He wed Emaline Jane Gillespie, daughter James W.and Elizabeth Sprinkle Gillespie.

William Riley Shelton. son of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, born about  1843, wed Easter Cordelia Shelton, daughter of James and Martha J. McCoy Shelton. His second marriage was to Sallie Riddle, daughter of William P. and Luanna Shelton Riddle. His third marriage was to Tenie Norton.

Catherine Shelton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton, was born about l845. She wed Andy Blankenship.

Omie Shelton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shel­ton, was born about l847. She wed Monroe Shelton, son of Baxter and Margaret Ann Shelton Shelton.

Sarah (Sally) Shelton, daughter of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about l8l6. She married David Metcalf, son of Joseph and Polly Arwood Metcalf. They had 8 children:

Eliza Metcalf, daughter of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1835.

John Metcalf. son of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1837.

Hahala Metcalf, daughter of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1839. She married Alexander (Dink) Shelton, son of David and Nancy Norton Shelton.

Leroy Metcalf, son of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1841.

Matilda Metcalf, daughter of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1843.

Josiah Metcalf, son of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1845.

Catherine Louise Metcalf, daughter of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about l847.

James Metcalf, son of David and Sally Shelton Metcalf, was born about 1849.

Katie Shelton, daughter of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about 1819. She married first Hackley Norton, and second Thomas Ray, a Union soldier in the Civil War. Katie had 10 children:

Martha Jane Norton, daughter of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about 1838. She wed Levi Metcalf, son of Gabriel and Fannie Jones Metcalf.

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David Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about l840. He married Linny Shelton, daughter of Roderick and Eliza Chandley Shelton.

William Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about 184.3. He died in Civil War at Indian Creek, Tennessee.

John Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about l846. He wed Nancy Norton, daughter of David and Margaret Johnson Norton; he wed second Jane Shelton, daughter of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton.

Enoch Onis Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about l84.9. He wed Linny Shelton, daugh­ter of Roderick and Eliza Chandley Shelton; he wed second Lucinda Jane Murray.

Daniel Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about l852. He wed Alsie Hensley.

Lina Norton, daughter of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about  1854. She wed Cling Ray.

Judith Norton, daughter of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about 1856.

Malissa Norton, daughter of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about 1858. She wed first Pete Shelton, and second John Inman.

Willis Norton, son of Hackley and Katie Shelton Norton, was born about 1862. He wed Nancy Landers, daughter of George and Elizabeth Shelton Landers.

Molly Shelton, daughter of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about 1822. She wed a Torres, brother of her sister-in-law, Rachael Torres Shelton, Isaac's wife. They reportedly mi­grated to the West, possibly to Kansas or Missouri. There is no record at hand of children.

James Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about l824. He wed Martha Jane (Patsy) McCoy in 1845, who was born in Georgia. James and two of his sons were slain in the Shelton Massacre in January, 1863, They had 8 children:

James Shelton, son of James and Patsy McCoy Shelton, was born in 1846. He was murdered in the Shelton Massacre age 17. He's buried with the 12 others on Shelton Laurel.

David Shelton, son of James and .Patsy McCoy Shelton, was born in 1850. He too was murdered in the Shelton Laurel Massacre, age 13, and buried with the 12 others on Laurel.

Charity Shelton, daughter of James and Patsy McCoy Shelton, was born about 1851. She was married 4. times; First to Hack Norton; second to Thomas L. Clingman Shelton, son of Roder­ick and Eliza Chandley Shelton; third to Matthew Hensley, son of Amos and Arty Norton Hensley; and fourth to John Norton, son of David and Margaret Riddle Norton.

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Easter Cordelia Shelton, dau of James & Patsy McCoy Shelton, was born about l844.  She wed William Riley Shelton, son of David and Elizabeth Gosnell Shelton.

John A. Shelton, son of James and Patsy McCoy Shelton, was born about I847. He married Sophronia Hensley, daughter of Matthew and Hannah Johnson Hensley. He built a fine home on Shelton Laurel. He ran a general store there. John A. was the eldest surviving son of James. He is likely the one of the original l4 captured who reportedly escaped the massacre by hiding under a bed. He was 16, between the ages of two of his brothers, James 17 and David, 13, who were slain. John A. and a younger brother, Calvin, were raised by their uncle, Captain John Sheltonc John A. and Sophronia had 11 children:

Finetta Jane Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about l876. She wed George Franklin.

Ida Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1878. She wed Sylvan Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Abner Tweed.

James Luther Shelton, son of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about l88l. He wed first Laura Stewart, second Eliza Chandley, daughter of Howard and Ann Eliza Hensley Chandley.

Hannah Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1883. She wed Lonny Henry Chand­ley, son of Milam Chandley and Armstrong Shelton.

Martha Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about l885. She wed Manley Shelton, son of Armstrong and Sarah Carter Shelton.

Chapelle Shelton, son of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1887. He wed three times: first to Hattie Ray, daughter of Amos and Ellender Haire Ray; second to Martha Shelton, daughter of Brownlow and Linda Shelton Shelton; and third to Vera King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King. A letter at hand from Chapelle Shelton,  a minister, in 1953, is here quoted in part: "....I am 66 years old. My father lived to be 86 years old. He always took time to tell us children about our people. His father's name was James Shelton and James' father was Dave Shelton and Dave's father was Roderick Shelton that fought under George Washington. " Chapelle wrote further that his great-grandfather David, son of Roderick and brother of James, stayed in Buncombe County (now Madison) and founded the Shelton Laurel branch of the family. Chapelle Shelton left Shelton Laurel in about 1917, was living in Greene County. Tennessee in 1952, was well known as a minister. He had 6 children, both sons and daughters, their names not at hand.

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Delphia Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1890. She wed first Josiah Norton, son of Daniel and Alsie Hensley Norton; second Frank Kindall.

Nevada Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1892. She wed Elmer Tweed, son of Sol and Tennessee Tweed Shelton.

William (Bud) Shelton, son of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born in 1896, He wed .Minda Pate in 1916, dau. of Howell and Mary Shelton Pate. Bud lived out his life on Shelton Laurel. He died about 1980. Mrs .A. Paul and I visited in his home in 1972. He was a gracious host and we enjoyed our visit with him and Minda. Bud confirmed that his grandfather James Shelton was slain in the Shelton Massacre, that Bud's father John A. Shelton, as a young boy, had assisted in retrieving the bodies of the victims and in burying them in the cemetery at Laurel. Of the 14. originally captured and confined over night in the two-storey house, 13 were executed, one reportedly having escaped by hiding under a bed, this likely having  been John A., then l6. Bud and Minda had a daughter:

Irene Lola Shelton, daughter of Bud and Minda Pate Shelton, was born in Greenevllle, Tennessee in 1928. She wed John A. Shelton in 1948. They had:

James Allen Shelton, son of John A. and Lola Shelton Shelton, was born about 1950. On our visit with Bud and Minda John Allen was at the home, having recently returned from the war in Vietnam.

Dewey Annie Shelton, daughter of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1898. She wed Milburn Franklin, son of Mitchell Tillery and Delaney Norton Franklin.

John Pierson Shelton, son of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton, was born about 1900. He wed Elyvin Bailey.

Violet Shelton, daughter of James and Martha Jane McCoy Shel­ton, was born about 1858.

Calvin Shelton, youngest of the children of James and Martha Jane McCoy Shelton, was born about l86l. He wed first Mar­garet Shelton, daughter of William and Mary Ann Metcalf Shelton. He married second Frances C. Shelton, daughter of Mandy and Martha Walker Shelton. Calvin had 6 children:

Daniel Shelton, son of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about 1883. He wed first Hattie Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Eliza Chandley Shelton; second Virgie Lee Haire, daughter of Reuben and Perpiatuie Shelton Haire.

Isadora Shelton, dau of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about l884. She wed first a .Mr, Newton; second to  Critten Shelton, son of John R, and Eliza Tipton Shelton.

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Pritchard Shelton, son of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about 1886. Re wed first Betsy Edwards; secondly Georgia .Hensley, dau,. of Matthew and Charity Shelton Hensley. Pritchard and Georgia were murdered in 1950 at Shelton Laurel.

Lula (Sudie) Shelton, daughter of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about 1888. she wed Melvin Shelton, a minister in the church of God, son of William H. and Lavada Shelton Shelton.

Minnie Shelton, daughter of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about 1891. She wed Back Estep.

Delia Shelton, daughter of Calvin and Margaret Shelton Shelton, was born about 1895.

Calvin Shelton and his brother John A., whose father James was killed in the Shelton Massacre, were raised by their uncle , Captain John Shelton. Calvin's son Daniel above reportedly went to Kansas and took with him two sons, Decatur and Dolphus, probably the eldest children.

Catherine Shelton, daughter of James and Martha Jane McCoy Shelton, was born about 1863. She wed Hickman Hensley. They had three children:

Sarah J. Hensley, daughter of Hickman and Catherine Shel­ton Hensley, was born about 1883.

Violet Hensley, daughter of Hickman and Catherine Shelton Hensley, was born about 1886.

Granville Hensley, son of Hickman and Catherine Shelton Hensley, was born about 1890.

Captain John Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina in 1828. He served 2 years in the Union Army in the Civil War, became Captain. Will­iam Bud Shelton, grandson of Captain John's brother James, wrote in a letter of having seen his great uncle on the occasion of the old Captain riding his horse up to John A. Shelton's store and on the horse with him was a young son. This must have been about 1800 when John was 72 years old. William Bud was born in 1896. The Captain was married twice, first to Malinda Metcalf in 1847, and second to Artie Margaret Edwards in 1893. Besides having many children of his own, he is said to have raised John A. and Calvin Shelton, sons of John's brother James who was killed in the Shel­ton Massacre.

On page 7 is a letter from John Shelton of Alleghany,. North Carolina to James L. Wilmeth in Philadelphia, written on July 6, 1905 which lists the sons of Roderick (7), John's grandfather. A second letter from him on August 15 that year in reply to one from Wilmeth follows:

"I seat myself to answer yours of the 24. of July. I am not well, taking medicine every day, balance of my family well as common and I truly hope these few lines will come safe

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to hand and will find you and your family all well. You wanted to know something more about my Grandfather Roderick Shelton, my fath­er told me that he was a soldier for the old stars and stripes under George Washington, the father of our country, and fought for our liberty. I will give you a short history of myself. I was born In 1828 and married in l847, raised a family of ten children, five boys and five girls, all married, then my wife died and left me alone and I married again, my last wife had four boys, the baby one is 5 years old. I have belonged to the church about twenty years, have been trying to preach the gos­pel for about 15 years.

"P.S. I will say something more about myself. I was about 35 years old when the Civil War came upon us, and a Union man, and lived on what is called Shelton Laurel, which Rebels call­ed No Torys, because I did not want to fight for the Confeder­acy, they run the conscript so hard, I had to leave home, I went into the Union Army, served two years lacking fourteen days, and was honorably discharged at Knoxville, Tennessee. The government pays me $12. 00 per month. "

In his old age Captain John lived with Calvin. Chapelle Shel­ton, son of John A., in a letter he wrote in 1952, stated that after Captain John got old he visited him frequently and enjoyed listening to him and John A. talk about their forebears, where they came from and where the various generations moved  to. John Shelton had by his first wife, Malinda Metcalf, ten children, five sons and five daughters. Sons: William Gaither, Levi, Grant, John and James; daughters: Malinda, Harriet, Lovada, Finette and one other. By his second wife, Artie Margaret Edwards, whom he wed in 1893, he had 4 sons, the youngest born in 1900. Captain John died after 1905 at about 80. Clay Hensley in his book The Sheltons lists only 4 of John's children:

Lovada Shelton, daughter of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about 1848. She wed first William H. Shelton, son of David and Verlin Hensley Shelton. William H. had a son Melvin Shelton, a Church of God Minister. Lovada Shel­ton was married second to Henry Holland.

Levi (Bud) Shelton, son of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about l85l. He wed Arminda Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton. He wed second Rhoda Higgins, daughter of James Erwin and Sarah J. Shelton Higgins. He wed third Ursula _. Levi was said to have had seven children:

Mary Shelton, daughter of Levi & Arminda  SheIton Shelton, was born about 1874. She wed Howell Pate.

James M. Shelton, son of Levi and Arminda Shelton Shelton, was born l876. He married Polly Ann Gwynn.

Melvin Shelton, son of Levi and Arminda Shelton Shelton, was born about 1878.

Garfield Shelton, son of Levi and Rhoda Higgins Shelton, was born about 1882.

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Joseph L. Shelton, son of Levi and Rhoda Higgins Shel­ton, was born about l885, in Tennessee. He wed Ella Gwynn, daughter of Dedrick Harris and Polly Gwynn.

Sarah Shelton, daughter of Levi and Rhoda Higgins Shelton, was born in Tennessee about 1890.

Dorothy Shelton, daughter of Levi and Ursula _ Shelton, was born about 1895.

Finette Shelton, daughter of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about 1853. She wed Burgess Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Haire Hensley.

 

William Gaither Shelton, son of John and Melinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about 1855. He wed Mary Malinda (Polly) Lawing, daughter of Ambrose and Sarah Bailey Lawing. They reportedly had 10 children.

Milam Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton , was born about 1870. She wed William Alfred Shelton, son of Mandy and Martha Walker Shelton.

John Andrew Shelton, son of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about 1878. He wed Eliza Shel­ton, daughter of Archibald and Easter Cornelia Shelton; second to Ethel Harris, daughter of Zeb and Celia Ann Briggs Harris.

Loveny Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about 1881. She wed Archibald Shelton, son of Issac and Rachael Torres Shelton.

Sarah M. Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about 1882.

Arminda Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lowing Shelton, was born about 1883, died at age 5.

Attaroe Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lowing Shelton, was born about 1889. She wed first Dick Kirk, second George Duncan, third Joe Cutsall.

Ursula Lovada Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about 1891.

Laura Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about l895. She wed Petty Bone Shelton, son of Barnett and Milam Chandley Shelton.

William McKinley Shelton, son of William Gaither and Polly Lawing Shelton, was born about 1897, died in 1930.

Ernest Shelton, son of William Gaither and Polly Shelton, was born about 1900. He wed first Evelyn Shel­ton; second Dorcas L. Haire, daughter of Reuben Melvin and Perpiatuie Haire. The had 2 children:

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Mildred Macedious Shelton, daughter of Ernest and Dorcas Haire Shelton, was born about 1926. She wed a David Shelton and had three children:

Walter Mitchell Shelton, born about 1946.

 Kenneth Shelton, born 1948.

 Charles Shelton, born about 1950

Max Theo Shelton, son of Ernest and Dorcas Haire Shelton was born about 1928. He wed Roberta King and had a son:

Max T Shelton, Jr., born about 1950, wed Carolyn Shelton and had:

Frances Ann Shelton Sharon Lynn Shelton Wayne Shelton

Timothy Shelton                                                                                                                                                                          

William Gaither Shelton, son of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, born about 1855, reportedly had by Sarah E. Shel­ton 9 other children:

Leroy Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, born about l894, wed Ollie Lee Plair..

Minnie Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shelton, born about l895, died at age 13.

Elisha Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, born about 1900, lived until 1967.

Ernold Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, was born about 1902.

Martha Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shelton, was born about 1904.

Donna Shelton, daughter of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shelton, was born about 1906.

Selmer Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, was born about 1908.

Elijah Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, was born about 1910.

Melvin Shelton, son of William Gaither and Sarah E. Shel­ton, born abt 1912, wed Grace Hensley, dau of Hart Hensley,

John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton had 6 other children:

Harriet Shelton, daughter of John and Malinda Metcalf Shel­ton, born about 1852, wed Guss Shelton, the brother of

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Grant Shelton, son of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about 1854.

Malinda Shelton, daughter of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about l856. She married Zeke Briggs.

John Shelton. son of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton was born about 1860.

James Shelton, son of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton, was born about 1865.

Shelton, daughter of John and Malinda Metcalf Shelton was born about 1870.

Malinda Metcalf Shelton died and the old Captain married the second time. This time to Artie Margaret Edwards in 1893 at age 65. They had 4 sons, the last born in 1900. These children are not named in the data at hand.

Mandy Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, was born about l826 in Buncombe County, North Carolina. His name was likely Emanuel — Mandy for short. This son of David and Cather­ine is not listed by Clay Hensley in his book The Shelton’s. There is not at hand the name of a wife or mention of children.

Margaret (Peggy) Shelton, listed by Clay Hensley as a daughter of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, born about l8l8, was said to have wed Hackley Norton and had the following 2 children:

Nancy Norton, daughter of Hackley and Peggy Shelton Norton, was born about 1832. She wed first David Shelton son of Alex­ander and Nancy Riddle Shelton; wed second John Norton.

Mary Polly Norton, daughter of Hackley and Peggy Shelton Norton, was born about l834. She wed first Lewis Shelton, son of Roderick and Rachael Moore Shelton. Lewis is said to have been killed in the Civil War. Polly married second James Wil­son Lewis, son of Berry and Tabitha Gillespie Lewis.

Roderick Shelton is shown by Clay Hensley as being a son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton, supposedly born about 1830.

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Judith Shelton, daughter of David and Catherine Miller Shelton was born July 22, 1831. She is said to have died on August 27, 1911. Judith's marker, however, in the cemetery atop the hill in Shelton Laurel above

the home of Paul and Rena Shelton, shows the dates as born 1833 and died 1910. On a visit to the home there in August 1984, Rena showed us a photograph of a group centered around an elderly lady whom Rena said was Judith Shel­ton. The other people in the group, as I remember, were a daugh­ter of Judith and the daughter's family, and a young lad not of the
immediate family. On writing to Colonel Lee Shelton of Poulsbo, Washington a great-grandson of Judith, anent this visit, he replied that he was anxious to get a copy of the pic­ture, that Judy was his great-grandmother and that the others in the picture were likely his Aunt Martha Jane Shelton Haynie and Uncle Solomon Shelton and their families. He stated that he had the record of Judith's birth as July 22, 1831. He stated that two of his father's brothers had visited there in 1950 that regrettably his father never had. Lee had himself with wife Yolande visited in the home of Charles and Lena Shelton on Laurel in 1977. Judith had 7 children by Sol Chandley, who was born about 1830:

Ellender Shelton, daughter of Judith Shelton and Sol Chand­ley, was born about 1850, she wed first Henry C. Haire; sec­ond Amos Ray; and third George Washington (Rock) Franklin, Jr. Ellender had 9 children:

Temperence (Tempy) Haire, daughter of Henry C. and Ellender Shelton Haire, was born about 1868. She wed John Car­ter, son of Sam and Barbara Jane Carter; second Harlan Shelton, son of Armstrong and Ibby D. Shelton Shelton.

John S. (Jack) Haire, son of Henry C. and Ellender Shelton Haire, was born about 1870. He wed Elizabeth Franklin, daughter of Andrew Jackson and Salina Johnson Franklin.

James M. Haire, son of Henry C. and Ellender Shelton Haire, was born about 1872. He wed Margaret Lavine Shelton, daughter of Archibald and Easter Cordelia Shelton; he married second Sarah Shelton, daughter of George W. and Mary Shelton Shelton.

Perrion W. Haire, son of Henry C. and Ellender Shelton Haire, was born about 1878.

Perry Wallace Ray, son of Amos and Ellender Shelton Haire Ray, was born about 1887, he wed Winnie Ray, daughter of Cling and Julia Higgins Ray; he wed second Sophia Franklin, daughter of Mitchell Tillery and Delaney Norton Franklin.

Clark Ray, son of Amos and Ellender? Shelton Haire Ray, was born about 1888. He wed Ethel Stanton, daughter of Beverly and Sufina Tweed Stanton.

Cora Alice Ray, daughter of Amos and Ellender Shelton Haire Ray, was born about 1881. She wed Charley Shelton, son of Armstrong and Celia Shelton Shelton.

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Etta Ray, daughter of Amos and Ellender Shelton Haire Ray, was born about 1886. She wed Beverly Stanton, son of John and Sarah Shelton Stanton.

Hattie Ray, daughter of Amos and Ellender Shelton Haire Ray, was born about 1888. She wed Chapelle Shelton, son of John A. and Sophronia Hensley Shelton.

Daniel Mereden Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Sol Chand-
ley, was born about 1852. He wed
                                                               and they moved

West to Kansas and died there. They had the following 6 children:

Sylvanus Lee Shelton, son of Daniel Mereden and    

______  Shelton was born about 1880. He wed Charlotte

Lewis Carpenter.

Colonel Lee M. Shelton, grandson of Daniel Mereden Shelton and I believe son of Sylvanus Lee and Char­lotte Lewis Carpenter Shelton, was born about 1917. He wed Yolande     , and they reside in Poulsbo, Washington. They have 2 sons, one being Lee M. Jr., who lives in Springfield, Virginia, and the other Will Shelton. Lee has done extensive research on Shelton genealogy with the descendants of Roderick (7) and in an effort to establish Roderick's ante­cedents. He and I have corresponded with each other and with Grover Shelton of Abingdon, Virginia, ano­ther Shelton genealogist anent our Shelton heritage, and the three of us with our wives met in the sum­mer of 1985 at a place in Greeneville, Tennessee, and had a round-table discussion. Both lee and Grover are fine gentlemen, a credit to the clan. At this writing Lee is ill at a hospital near his home. He is retired from the U. S. Air Force and has been act­ive in the annual reunions of his World War II bomb­er group, (sadly, Lee died in April, 1986.)

Amy Ray Shelton, daughter of Daniel Mereden Shelton, was born about 1882. She wed Harry Lauderback.

Fred Shelton, son of Daniel Mereden Shelton, was born
about 1886. He wed first Maude Young, second Irene   .

Zella Shelton, daughter of Daniel Mereden Shelton, was born about 1888. She wed Charles Flenniken.

   Grace Shelton, daughter of Daniel Mereden Shelton, was born about 1890. She wed Joseph Martin.

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Harry Shelton, son of Daniel Mereden Shelton, born about 1892. He wed Mary Beatrice Rose.

William Franklin Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Sol Chandley, was born about 1854. He wed Vianna Hensley, daugh­ter of Matthew and Hannah Johnson Hensley; wed second Nancy Hall. He had the following 10 children:

Adiott Shelton, daughter of William F. and Vianna Hensley Shelton, was born about l874. She wed Horton William Shelton, second to Morris McIntosh.

Rosetta Shelton, daughter of William F. and Vianna Hens-ley Shelton, was born about l876. She wed first Sylvan. Shelton, second Hagan Norton, son of John and Nancy Nor­ton Norton.

Levina Shelton, daughter of William F. and Vianna Hensley Shelton, was born in about l878. She wed first Zack Car­ter; second Starlin Landers, son of Zeb and Cynthia Shel­ton Landers.

Jesse Shelton, son of William F. and Vianna Hensley, was born about 1880. He wed Virgie Elminah Shelton, daughter of Archibald and Easter Cordelia Shelton Shelton.

Critten Shelton, son of William F. and Vianna Hensley Shelton, was born about 1883. He wed Dora Mae Shelton, daughter of Noah and Linny Shelton Shelton.

Ruth Shelton, daughter of William F. and Vianna Hensley Shelton, wed Solomon Shelton, son of Armstrong and Cecelia Shelton Shelton. Ruth Shelton was born about 1884.

Eli Shelton, son of William F. and Nancy Hall Shelton, was born about 1887. He ran away and joined the army.

Arson Shelton, son of William F. and Nancy Hall Shelton, was born about 1891. He wed Mary Lovado Shelton, daughter of Montgomery and Lavina Bailey Shelton.

Ella Shelton, daughter of William F. and Nancy Hall Shel­ton, was born about l893. She wed Dean McIntosh.

James Harman Shelton, son of William F. and Nancy Hall Shelton, was born about 1898. He wed first Gertha Ramsey; second Dell McIntosh.

Solomon Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Sol Chandley, was born about l856. He wed Annie Haire. They had 12 children:

Everett Hayes Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1876. He was killed in 1895 by Jim and Rod Stanton.

Milom S. Donna) Shelton, daughter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about l879. She wed William Bax­ter Shelton, son of William Riley and Polly Biddle Shelton; she wed second Joe Reeves.

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Wade G. Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1880. He wed Baley Hensley, daughter of Emery Ray and Ursula Hensley; second he wed Emma Landers, daughter of Beverly and Tenny Shelton Landers.

Mary Lodusky Shelton, daughter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1882. She wed George Washington Landers, son of Beverly and Tenny Shelton Landers.

Cortland W. Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shel­ton, was born about 1884. He wed Sophia Shelton, daughter of Alford and Milam Shelton Shelton.

Lattie B. Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1886. He wed Althea Cody, daughter of Gab­riel and Rachael Ball Cody.

Roxana Camella Shelton, daughter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1888. She wed David Bartholomew.

 

Effie Blodgett Shelton, daughter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1890. She wed Prince Bismark Ray, son of John Shelton and Sarah Elizabeth Crain Ray.

Virginia Dare Shelton, daughter of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1892. She wed Dave Norton, son of Alfred and Mary Ann Gillis Norton.

Oscar Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shelton, was born about 1894. He wed Violet Chapman.

Henry Hubert Shelton, son of Solomon and Annie Haire Shel­ton, was born about 1896. He wed Doshia Helen Shelton, daughter of Trull and Mary Shelton Shelton.

Malinda (Linnie) Shelton, daughter of Judith Shelton and Sol Chandley, was born about 1859. She married Noah Shelton, born 1859, son of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton. Linnie died in 1949, Noah in 1935, both in Madison County, North Carolina, Malinda and Noah had 10 children. They are listed under Noah Shelton, page l64.

Armstrong Shelton, son of Judith and Sol Chandley, wed first Milam Chandley; second Sarah Carter; third Mary McIntosh; and fourth to Polly Chandley. He was born about l86l.

Martha Jane Shelton, daughter of Judith Shelton and Sol Chandley, was born about l864. She wed first James Haney, son of Calvin and Mary A. McCoy Haney. They had 7 children:

Michael Haney, son of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1885. He wed Lillian LeClerc.

 Lula Haney, daughter of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1889. She wed William Wilde.

Everett Haney, son of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1892. He wed first Rose Leveaster; second Zella Shelton, daughter of Trull and Mary Shelton Shelton.

 

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Bulah D. Haney, son of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1895. He wed Ella Lowe.

Donald Haney, son of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1898. He wed Martha Hensley.

Gladson Haney, son of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1902. He wed Estelle Smythe.

 

 

 

 

 

Leta Haney, daughter of James and Martha Jane Shelton Haney, was born about 1905. She wed Charles V. Shelton, son of John Anderson and Sange Chandley Shelton.

    Judith Shelton had 3 children by Abner Tweed:

John Anderson Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Abner Tweed, was born about 1867. He wed Sange Chandley, daughter of Sol­omon and Polly Riddle Chandley. He was killed by Sylvan Shel­ton in 1899.

Charity Alice Shelton, daughter of Judith Shelton and Abner Tweed, was born about l870. She wed Barnett Shelton, son of George Franklin and Nancy Shelton.

Sylvan Shelton, son of Judith Shelton and Abner Tweed, was born about l873. He married Ida Shelton, daughter of John and Sophronia Hensley Shelton. They had:

Magnolia Shelton, daughter of Sylvan and Ida Shelton Shel­ton, born about 1898. She wed Fowler Chandley, son of John and Jersey Shelton Chandley.

Della Chandley, daughter of Sylvan and Ida Shelton Shelton, was born about 1900. She wed McKinley Shelton, son of Caro­line Shelton Chandley. She had 6 children:

Kermit Shelton, son of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shel­ton, was born about 1918.

Dayton Shelton, son of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shel­ton, was born about 1920.

Sylvan Shelton, son of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shel­ton, was born about 1922.

Sue Shelton, daughter of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shelton, was born about 1924.

Vernie Shelton, daughter of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shelton, was born about 1926.

Hazel Shelton, daughter of McKinley and Delia Chandley Shelton, was born about 1928.

Abner Tweed, with whom Judith Shelton had a marital relation­ship, was a soldier in the First Tennessee Cavalry Regiment for three and one half years during the Civil War. He returned to White Rock on Shelton Laurel where he had 5000 apple trees,

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made government brandy. Abner Tweed, son of Jimmy and Rachel Tweed, was born in Yancey County, Virginia at Shelton Laurel in 1825. He had a brother Reuben, born about 1818, who married Caroline Shelton. Abner married Jane Pennar, daughter of Hugh and Isabel Tweed Pennar, at Big Laurel on June 26, l852 by the Reverend Stephen Wallin. Their Children were:

Chapel W. Tweed, son of Abner and Jane Pennar Tweed, born 1853, who wed Addie Bryant.

Jerusa Tweed, daughter of Abner and Jane Pennar Tweed, born 1855, who wed King Gilbert.

Eason Allen Tweed, son of Abner and Jane Pennar Tweed, born 1858, wed Hester Wallen, grandparents of Dean Stanton who starred in the TV serial Gunsmoke.

Magnolia Tweed, daughter of Abner and Jane Pennar Tweed, born 1866, wed John Calvin Fannon.

The Shelton Massacre story may be appropriate here in this place in a book on the clan, as it bore so grossly on the David Shelton line branch of the descendants of Roderick(7). Following is a brief report on the circumstances leading up to and of the actual event, which took place at Shelton Laurel in Madison County, North Carolina on January 19, 1863.

Early in the year 1862 a Union Colonel by the name of David Fry from Greene County, Tennessee recruited men from Shelton Laurel and burned bridges and confiscated money, weapons and provisions from the Confederate population. They endeavored to get to Union lines in Kentucky but were captured and taken to Atlanta for imprisonment.

In April, 1862 a detachment of the Confederate Army's 43rd Ten­nessee Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Key moved from Greeneville into the mountains toward Shelton Laurel bent toward inflicting punishment on the Unionists responsible for the raids on Confeder­ates. Their incursion was somewhat successful, resulting in 15 Unionists dead, though the Rebels were fired upon by snipers from hiding. A large Confederate force of state militia headed by Gener­al Marcus Irving was successful in moving through the area captur­ing 30 ring leaders and apprising the people of the advantages of joining the Confederacy. Shortly thereafter the Confederate govern­ment passed a new draft law, which called for all able-bodied men, except those in certain professions, to enlist.

The general scarcity of salt and other supplies was a deprivat­ion all over. In the valley of Laurel this became a cruel one.

Early in January in 1863, reports that organized bands of men were terrorizing the area in Madison County caused a force of 200 men of the Confederate force stationed in East Tennessee

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under the command of Colonel William H. Thomas, known as Thomas' Legion, to be ordered into the area. The people of Shelton Laurel since the first months of the war had been sympathetic with the Union. When in January that year a band of men raided Marshall, the county seat, reportedly to get salt, which commodity was being withheld from the unionists by the merchants at Marshall, the raiders broke into several stores and took what they wanted. They also pillaged the home of Confederate Colonel L.M. Allen. On hearing of this raid, Governor Vance of North Carolina appealed to Colonel Thomas for military aid, and a detachment was sent to Shelton Laurel under the command of Lieutenant Colonel J.A. Keith from the 64th Confederate Regiment of Brigadier General Henry Heth's command stationed at Bristol, Tennessee, Keith being a native of Marshall. The detachment was accompanied by suspended Colonel L. M. Allen, Colonel Keith was reportedly under orders from General Heth that the men responsible be captured and everyone of them be killed. In their approach, they met token resistance at first. Then reportedly at one Bill Shelton’s place they encountered a force of about 50 who were driven off after a sharp skirmish wherein 6 defenders were killed. With Keith commanding, the 64th fanned out into the valley and captured fifteen, mostly old men and young boys, and had them shot, although there was no proof that the men captured were in any way responsible or involved in the raid on Marshall. Following is a letter from one A. S. Marrimon, emissary sent to the area by Governor Vance, detailing what happened:

 

Asheville, North Carolina February 24,1863

Hon. Zebulon V. Vance

Governor: In obedience to your direction to do so, I have made inquiries and gathered facts such as I could in reference to the shooting of certain prisoners in Laurel Creek in Madison County, I have to report to you that I have learned that the militia troops had nothing to do with what was done at Laurel. Thirteen prisoners, at least, were killed by order of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Keith. Most of men were taken at their homes, and none of them made resistance when taken; perhaps some of them ran. (15 were originally reported captured,) After they were taken prison­ers the soldiers took them off to a secluded place, made them kneel down, and shot them. They were buried in a trench dug for that purpose. Some two weeks since their bodies were taken to a graveyard. I learned that probably eight of the thirteen killed were not in the company that robbed Marshall and other places, I suppose they were shot on suspicion. I cannot learn the names of the soldiers who shot them. Some of them shrank from the barbar­ous and brutal transaction at first, but they were compelled to act. This is a list of the names of those killed:

Elison King (desperate man)

Jo Woods (desperate man)

Will Shelton, 20 years old (of Pifus), (See Note 1)

Aronata Shelton, 14 years old (was not at Marshall), (Note 2.)

James Shelton (old Jim), about 56 years old

James Shelton Jr. 17 years old

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David Shelton, 13 years old (was not in the raid.)

James Madcap, 40 years old. (See Note 3.)

Rod Shelton (Stob Rod).

David Shelton (Brother of Stob Rod),

Joseph Cleandon, 15 or l6 years old. (See Note 4.)

Helen Moore, 25 or 30 years old. (See Note 5.)

Wade More, 20 or 25 years old,

It is said that those whose names I have so marked did not go to
Marshall. The prisoners were captured on one Friday and killed                                                                                              /"

the next Monday. Several women were severely whipped and ropes                                                                                        

were tied around their necks. It is said that Colonel L. M. Allen was not in command and that Keith commanded. Four prisoners are now in Jail, sent here, as I learned, by order of General Davis. They were Sipus Shelton (see note 6), Isaac Shelton, William Morton (possibly Norton), and David Shelton, son of Sipus. I think the facts stated are about true. One thing is certain, thirteen prisoners were shot without trial or any hearing what­ever and in the most cruel manner. I have no means of compelling witnesses to disclose facts to me, and I do not know that I shall be able to make a fuller report to Your Excellency at an early date. I hope that these facts will enable you to take such steps as will result in a more satisfactory development of the true state of the matter. I am, &c, yours truly,

A. S. Merrimon

Note 1.   Of Pifus was probably written "son of Silas".

Note 2.   Aronnata may have been written "Azariah".

Note 3.   James Madcap may have been written James "Metcalf."

Note 4.  Joseph Cleandon may have been written Joseph "Chandler".

Note 5.  Helen Moore was probably written "Halen" Moore.

Note 6.  Sipus Shelton was probably written as "Silas" Shelton.

The Governor requested an official investigation. Colonel Keith was allowed to resign his commission but only on the grounds of incompetence. He fled to Arkansas and was later apprehended by civilian officials. He was jailed for some two years but was finally freed when a state law was passed which granted amnesty to such offenders. Neither Colonel Allen nor General Heth were ever brought to trial.

On a recent visit to this area, this writer and wife had the opportunity of seeing the graves of the victims of the mass­acre. Our guide was William Bud Shelton, grandson of the James Shelton above, shown as old Jim, about 56 years old. William Bud Shelton and his brother, Chapelle Shelton, have recently placed a headstone at the graves with the names shown as above. The graves are in the Shelton cemetery which runs for some 100 yards along the top of a low ridge overlooking the site of the original home of Roderick(7). William stated that Roderick(7) and his son David and many others of the Shelton kin are buried there. The graves are all marked with field stones, but, except for the ones slain in the massacre, they have neither names nor dates, so that one could not discern the exact burial spot of any save those who were victims of the massacre, William Bud related that it was his own father, John A. Shelton, and his father's uncle who removed the bodies from the trench where they were first thrown and cov-

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ered with leaves and debris and brought them to the cemetery for proper burial. His father had placed a white picket fence around the graves, anchored by a tree. The tree has long since disappeared, but the stump of the tree still remains beside the graves. Bud indicated that the men of the 15 shown as "des­perate" men were in the area at the time hiding, supposedly to avoid conscription by the confederate Government. He said that his own grandmother, of whom he had the faintest recollection, was one of the women who he had a rope tied around her neck and threatened by the soldiers with hanging to force them to disclose the whereabouts of the people guilty of the raid on Marshall. William Bud stated that few if any of the people slain had anything to do with the raid. Besides the 13 locals killed there were reportedly 20 other Unionists captured and imprisoned and later tried in military tribunals.

 

One Eliza Shelton, thought to be a daughter of Roderick(7) and Sarah Briggs Shelton, was likely born in Henry County, Virginia in about 1779, it being the portion of that county which became Patrick county in 1791. Then in about 1795 the family moved to Madison County, North Carolina, she wed Colbert Hensley, had heirs, among whom were at least 4 sons, Charles, Hickman, John and Amos:

Charles Hensley, son of Colbert and Eliza Shelton Hensley, born 1796 at Shelton Laurel, now Madison County, North Carolina, wed Rhoda Franklin. She had a brother Duck Shelton, born about 1798, who was reportedly a son Of Roderick Shelton(7) by Mary Franklin, a Cherokee Indian girl. Charles and Rhoda are said to have had 8 children:

Lucinda Hensley, daughter of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born about 1822, wed Nealy Tweed. They had 12 child­ren:

Elisha J. Tweed, son of Healy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, was born in l840.

Emily Tweed, daughter of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born about 18142, wed Adolphus M. Payne.

Martha J. Tweed, daughter of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born about l844, wed J. N. Reese first, then Hiram Riddle.

Albert S. Tweed son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born 1845, wed Sarah Ann Bryan.

Joshua S. Tweed, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born 1847 wed Sarah Payne.

John W. Tweed, born 1849, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, married Clarinda Fisher.

Walter Beverly Tweed, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born 1851, wed Susan Jane Wild, dau of Jacob Wild.

Blucher G. Tweed son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born about 1853, wed Susan Tillery.

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Alice Tweed, daughter of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born about l855, wed B. N. Roberts.

Marshall Nathan Tweed, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born about l858, wed Nancy Green dau. of Silas.

Edward Tweed, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, was born about 1860.

Nelson R. (Nealy) Tweed, son of Nealy and Lucinda Hensley Tweed, born 1861, wed Elizabeth Metcalf, daughter of Levi and Martha Jane Norton Metcalf.

Beverly Hensley, 1st son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born about l825, wed Minerva Jane Haire, daughter of Ab­raham and Sarah Rebecca Waddell Haire. They had 7 children:

Isabel Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, born about 1845, wed Perry Alexander. Have Ursula.

Ursula Alexander, daughter of Perry and Isabel Hensley Alexander, was born about l864.

Zachariah T. Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, born l848, was captured in Civil war and died in Virginia.

Lucinda Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, born about l850 wed William Sutherland.

Burgess G. Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, b. 1853, wed Finette Shelton, daughter of John and Melinda Metcalf Shelton; second Ursula Shelton, dau. of Roderick and Mary Mercer Shelton; and third to Barbara Ann Hensley, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Hensley Shelton. Burgess and Ursula had 6 children:

Henry C. Hensley, son of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, was born in l874.

Minnie Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, born l876, wed John Kelly.

Joseph Hensley, son of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, was born in 1878.

Wampler Hensley, son of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, born about 1880, wed a Crum.

Robert Hensley, son of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, born about 1882, wed Hannah Looney.

Ed Hensley, son of Burgess and Ursula Shelton Hensley, born about 1884, wed Elizabeth Hackman in Kansas.

Abraham Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, was born in 1856.

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Reuben Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, born l858, wed first Hannah Johnson, daughter of John and Elizabeth Shelton Johnson; second Eliza Shelton, daughter of Archibald and Easter Cornelia Shelton; and third Rosa Shelton, daughter of George Washington and Sarah Jane Duncan Shelton.

Zebulon Hensley, son of Beverly and Minerva Jane Haire Hensley, born I86l, wed Nancy Elizabeth (Lizzie) Gosnell, daughter of Solomon and Matilda Caroline Bishop Gosnell.

John Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born 1826, at Shelton Laurel, now Madison County, North Carolina, wed Matilda Shelton, daughter of William (Bill) and Chloe Riddle Shelton. “For their children see page" 163.

George Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born 1827, wed Eliza Doodlin Franklin, daughter of George Washington (Rock) and Elizabeth Bowman Franklin. They had 2 children:

Eliza J. (Louisa) Franklin Hensley, daughter of George and Eliza Doodlin Franklin Hensley, born 1853, died in Madison County, North Carolina in 1914.

William A. Hensley, son of George and Eliza Doodlin Hensley, born 1854, wed Celia Sams, daughter of Ezekiel and Mary Johnson Sams.

Wesley Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born 1831, wed first Nancy Shelton, born 1832, daughter of Alexander and Nancy Ball Shelton; second to Ancia Suther­land; and third to Sarah King, born l864, daughter of Elison and Nancy Shelton King.

William(Bill)Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born 1833, wed Polley Dudley first; second Nancy Shelton, daughter of William and Chloe Riddle Shelton. He had 13 children, 6 by Polly Dudley and 7 by Nancy Shelton

Neely Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Polley Dudley Hensley, born 1854, wed first Elizabeth Sams, daughter of Ezekiel and Mary Johnson Sams, second to Arminda Norton. He had 3 children by Amanda;

Briscoe Hensley, son of Neely and Arminda Norton Hensley, was born in 1877.

Martha Hensley, daughter of Neely and Arminda Norton Hensley, was born in l879.

Laura Hensley, daughter of Neely Hensley, was born about

Henry Avery Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Polley Dudley Hensley, born l854, wed Celia Sams. They had 14 children, 5 sons, 9 daughters;

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Zettie Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born l879, wed Luther Tweed.

Roscoe Hensley, son of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born l88l, wed Molly Franklin.

Polly Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1882, wed Bert Ayers.

Ezekiel Hensley, son of Henry Avery and Celia Sams

Hensley, born 1885, died in 1909.

Erma Alice Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1886, wed Lawrence Powell Ottinger.

 

Laura Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, was born in 1889.

Nellie Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1891, wed Leo Burnett Nease.

Menta Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1893, wed William Henry Green.

Lee Roy Hensley. son of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1896, wed Zula Ottinger.

Berla Geneva Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1899, wed Roy Chandley.

Thompson Hensley, son of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born about 1900, died at birth.

Lodusky Hensley, son of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born about 1901, also died at birth.

Hester Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born about 1903, died same year.

Hasa Lee Hensley, daughter of Henry Avery and Celia Sams Hensley, born 1908, wed Nolen Ray Ottinger.

Thompson (Thomps) Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Polly Dudley Hensley, born l858, wed first Mahulda Shelton, daughter of Martin and Mary Franklin Shelton, second to Sarah Carter, daughter of Sam and Barbara Jane  ___ Carter. By his marriage to Mahulda, Thomps had 8 children:

Avarinz Hensley, daughter of Thomps and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, born l878, wed Emanuel Partin.

Susan (Susie) Hensley, daughter of Thomps and Ma­hulda Shelton Hensley, was born 1883.

Jenny Hensley, daughter of Thomps and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, born 1885, wed a Tomey.

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Frank Hensley son of Thomps and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, born 1887,wed Manella Briggs, daughter of Champ and Viana E. Shelton Briggs, born 1898.

Margaret A. Hensley, daughter of Thomas and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, was born in 1889.

Cornelius Hensley, son of Thompson and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, was born in 1893.

Lillie H. Hensley, daughter of Thomps and Mahulda Shelton Hensley, was born in 1895.

William Riley Shelton, son of Mahulda Shelton by Bill Lamb prior to her marriage to Thomps Hensley, was born about 1873 in Greene County, Tennessee. He wed Jersey Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbridge and Averinza Hensley Shelton.  After the birth of their first child    William and Jersey changed their name to Lamb.  Their 9 children are listed page 166.

Rhoda Hensley, dau. of William (Bill) and Polley Dudley Hensley, born 1860, wed Ephraim Shelton, son of Wesley Hensley and Nancy Shelton.

Eliza Hensley, daughter of William (Bill) and Polley Dudley Hensley, was born l86l, wed Isaac Rice.

Solomon (Saul) Hensley, son of William (Bill) arid Polley Dudley Hensley, was born about 1863.

George Shelton, son of Nancy Shelton by Bill Hensley prior to their marriage, was born about l865.  He took the name of King to honor Elison King to whom his mother had been married.  Elison was killed in the Shelton Massacre in January 1863.  George married Matilda Haire, daughter of Nicholas Wooten Haire and Tolitha Riddle Hall.  George and Matilda had 11children:

Landon King, son of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1890, wed Delphie Norton, daughter of Jimmy and Ealy ______ Norton.

Woolsey King, son of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1893 wed Doshia Cutshaw.

Minerva King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1894, wed Brownlow Shelton, son of Pete and Hannah Shelton Shelton.

Ella Nora King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1896, wed Harrison C. Shelton.

Verna King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1898, wed

first Worley Shelton, second Chappel Shelton.

Pullen King, son of George and Matilda Haire King,

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born 1900, wed first Clearcy Shelton, daughter of Vean Shelton; second to   ; third to Marie Stanton. Fullen was a preacher.

Roscoe King, son of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1902, wed Lillie Shelton, daughter of Monroe and Catherine Shelton Shelton. His second marriage was to Matilda Hensley, daughter of George Hensley. His third was to Wanda Joe Shelton, born 1926.

Mattie King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire

King born 1903 wed first Hobart Haire; second Jake Shelton, son of Pete and Hannah Shelton.

Billie King, son of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1906, wed Inez Shelton, daughter of Atta Roe Shelton,

Belvie King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1910, did not marry.

Flossie King, daughter of George and Matilda Haire King, born 1914, wed first Hobart (Bug) Shelton second Cloyce King; third James Hensley.

Thomas Jefferson Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Nancy Shelton Hensley, born 1868, wed Jane Hensley. They had 9 children:

Debbie Hensley, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about 1885, wed Nichol­as Wooten Haire, son of Robert and Matilda Shelton Haire.

Pernelphia Hensley, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about l887, wed Tommy Jennings.

Demps Hensley, son of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley, born 1889, wed Lovie Harris.

Clay Hensley, son of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born 1891, wed Cora Dunbar.

Frank Hensley, son of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about 1893, wed Ida Callahan.

Mittie Hensley, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born 1894, wed Granville Hensley.

Willie Hensley, son of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about 1897, wed Violet Hensley

Lena Hensley, daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about 1909 wed Everette Shelton, born 1904.

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Andy Hensley, son of Thomas Jefferson and Jane Hensley Hensley, born about 1909, wed Allie Saw­yers.

Burgess Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Nancy Shelton Hensley, born 1869, wed Sylvania Shelton, born 1872. They had 10 children:

Cora Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1892, wed first George Riddle and second Will Bullman.

Lillie Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1895, wed George Norton.

Nancy Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Sylvania Hensley, born about 1897, died at age 17.

Starlin Hensley, son of Burgess and Sylvania Shel­ton Hensley, born about 1899, wed Kate Blankenship.

Winnie Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born 1901, wed Floyd Shelton.

Ben Hensley, born about 1903, died at 9 months.

Polly Hensley, daughter of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1904, wed first Bob Chandley, second John Anderson.

Logan Hensley, son of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1906, wed Floyd Shelton.

Tommy Hensley, son of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1908, wed Blannie Barlow.

Elmer Hensley, son of Burgess and Sylvania Shelton Hensley, born about 1910, wed Cora Barlow.

Beverly (Bevy) Hensley, son of William (Bill) and Nancy Shelton Hensley, born 1872, married Hannah Sylvinnie Bell Ray. They too had 10 children:

Bessie Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, was born 1891.

Roxie Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1893, wed first Frank Gentry, second Register Walters.

Alonzo Hensley son of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1895» wed first Omie Keller, and second to Etta Shelton, daughter of Bluford Elbridge and Avarinza Hensley Shelton.

Leviticus Hensley, son of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, was born 1897.

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Cecil Hensley, son of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, was born 1898.

Nora Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1901, wed first Hobson Roberts, sec­ond Hobson Roberts, third Johnnie Martin, fourth Freeman Cutshall, and fifth Jesse Laws.

Nellie Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1901, twin of Nora, married Joe Shelton, son of Bluford and Averinza Hensley Shelton.

Vadie Ellen Hensley, daughter of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1908, wed first Tom Jennings, 2nd Bill Bowman, third Ed Crisp, fourth Curt Rader, 5th George Smith, sixth Ed Crisp,

Georgia Hensley, dau. of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1911, wed Tennyson Walters.

Dolphas Hensley, son of Beverly and Hannah Ray Hensley, born 1914, wed first Hazel Cutshall, and second Revonda Hensley, daughter of Powel J. and Hazel Haire Hensley.

Abbie Hensley twin daughter of William (Bill) and Nancy Shelton Hensley, born 1876, died as an infant.

Benjamin Hensley, twin son of William (Bill) and Nancy Hensley, born 1876, married Marcella Shelton. They had 8 children:

Okla Hensley, daughter of Benjamin and Marcella Shelton Hensley, born 1898, wed Montie Broyles.

Ronald Hensley, son of Benjamin and Marcella Shel­ton Hensley, born 1900, wed Tempie Dunbar.

Montie Hensley, daughter of Benjamin and Marcella Shelton Hensley, born 1903, married Clyde Nelson.

Maude Hensley, daughter of Benjamin and Marcella Shelton Hensley, born 1905, wed Amos Duncan.

Cloyad Hensley, son of Benjamin and Marcella Shel­ton Hensley, born about 1906, wed Ida Talton.

Lowell Hensley, son of Benjamin and Marcella Shel­ton Hensley, born 1909, wed Ethyl Landers.

Violet Virginia Hensley, daughter of Benjamin and Marcella Shelton Hensley, born 1911, wed first to Henry Hensley, second to Earl Charlton.

Jack Hensley, son of Benjamin and Marcella Shelton Hensley, born 1915, married Kate Penley.

Mattie Hensley, daughter of William (Bill) and Nancy

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Shelton Hensley, born 1871, married Joe Ray.

Margaret Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born l84l, married Alexander Shelton, son of David and Catherine Miller Shelton. They had 10 children, shown pages 159 and 160.

Ephraim Hensley, son of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley, born 1841, wed Aisley Shelton, daughter of Martin Jr. and Polly Franklin Shelton: They had 10 children:

Ann Eliza Hensley, daughter of Ephraim and Aisley Shel­ton Hensley, born l865, wed Howard Chandley, son of Solomon and Mary (Polly) Riddle Chandley.

Charles Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born 1866, wed Martha Hensley, daughter of Matthew and Hannah Johnson Hensley.

Martin Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, was born in 1868.

Solomon Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born 1870, wed first Aminda Shelton, daughter of William Riley and Martha Jane Johnson Shelton, sec­ond to     

Ursula Hensley, daughter of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born l873, wed first Emory Ray, son of Amos Ray; second Wm. Alexander McIntosh, son of David.

Daisy Hensley, daughter of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born l876, drowned at a young age.

Ruhama Hensley, daughter of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born l878, also drowned at a young age.

Bartley (Black Bart) Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born 1880, wed first Sarah E. (Sally) Shelton, daughter of Archibald and Easter Cordelia Shel­ton, and he wed second to Vina Shelton, daughter of Noah and Malinda Shelton.

Willis Milton Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shel­ton Hensley, born 1883, wed Sylvanie Chandley, daughter of John and Jersey Shelton Chandley.

Andy Hensley, son of Ephraim and Aisley Shelton Hensley, born 1885, moved west about 1901.

This concludes the listing of the children of Charles and Rhoda Franklin Hensley. I have no certain record at hand on the descendants-of the other 3 sons of Colbert and Eliza Shelton Hensley — Hickman, John and Amos. It is noted that one Hickman Hensley, likely an uncle, brother of Colbert, witnessed a deed to land in Buncombe County on Long Branch of Big Bald Mountain Creek in l804, which was part of the John Gray Blount tract, made by one Bennett Williams to Colbert Hensley.

 

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Armistead Shelton, son of Roderick(7) and Sarah Briggs Shelton, was born in Henry County, Virginia in about 1782, the portion of which in 1791 became Patrick County. He moved with his father's family to Buncombe County, North Carolina in about 1795 the area now Shelton Laurel in Madison County, North Carolina. The census for 1810 in Buncombe County shows the following in Armistead's household: Males, 1 un 10 and 1 l6-26; females, 2 un 10 and 1 26-45. I do not find him later in the North Carolina census. Born in Henry County, Virginia, he moved first to Buncombe County, North Carolina and eventually to Clay County, Kentucky. He wed and raised a family in Buncombe County, supposedly having gone over to Greeneville in Green County, Tennessee and wed Elizabeth       in about 1803. Buncombe County Heritage papers, Article 571, list two sons of Armistead and Elizabeth, Azariah Shelton, born about 1814, and his brother Roderick (Stob Rod) Shelton, born about 1811. Both killed in the Shelton Massacre at Shelton Laurel in January, 1863. The two daughters shown in the census are not identified in the data at hand.

In the censuses of 1850 and l870 for McMinn County, Tennessee there is listed an Elizabeth Shelton, presumably a widow, shown to have been born in 1783, living in the proximity of the home of Armistead’s broth­er, James Shelton(8), there being in the household also another Eliza­beth Shelton, born 1826, presumably a daughter and in the 1850 listing a Martha Shelton, born 1829. It is possible that this is Armistead's Elizabeth and two of their daughters. An Armstrong G. Shelton was found in Greene County in l820, he having recorded a deed there of 70 acres from John McAmish in l826. He wed Catherine Harrison there on January 10, 1822. This Armstrong Shelton, confused in my earlier writings as Armistead, son of Roderick (7), was likely the son of the Roderick born about 1811 and his wife Eliza Chandley Shelton. No Shelton’s were found in the 1850 census records in Greene County. Armstrong and Catherine Harrison Shelton had 3 children by the census of 1810. Armistead was a common name in the family for many generations. Crispin's son Armistead born about 1748, was an Ensign in the Revolution. Note: Clay Hensley in his book, The Shelton’s, shows that Azariah above was the son of David's son Eliphaz. Armistead's sons killed in the war were likely Rod & David.

Lewis Shelton, son of Roderick(7) and Sarah Briggs Shelton, was born in Henry County, Virginia, the portion of which in 1791 became Patrick County, on September 15, 1785. He wed Nancy Gladden in Greene County, Tennessee on January 28, 1811. Nancy was born January 14, 1797 was the daughter of Jarrett Gladden. Lewis died on January 28, 1847 at Whitesville, Andrew County, Missouri, reportedly of yellow fever, he having gone there in about 1820. Nancy died in Yamhill County, Oregon on June l6, 1866. They had at least 13 children, five of whom were born in North Carolina and the remainder in Missouri: David, Elizabeth, Levi, Tillman Eliza, Elijah, William, Polly Ann (Mary Ann), Cynthia, Rice Bullard D., James, John and Martin.

Lewis and Nancy left on their trek west with 5 or 6 small children, the eldest being David, 8, and the youngest Eliza, about 1. Martin Shelton, listed last above, was probably the first born in Missouri, likely enroute prior to arrival at their destination, an area near St. Joseph Missouri, which became Clay County in 1822. The counties of Clinton, Buchanan, Platte, Andrew (with the Platte purchase), were all carved from the territory at a later date, Clinton County apparently from Clay in about 1830. The other 7 children were born in the area, which became Clinton County. The 13 children on record are as follows:

David Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on September 15. 1812 (his father's 27th birthday). He wed Frances Wilson May 10, 1837 daughter

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of David and Joycie Sears Wilson, born March l6, 1817 in Whittley County, Kentucky, her widowed mother having moved to Missouri in 1835. Prances Wilson Shelton died on April 15, 1887, David on February 15, 1897, both in Shelton, Washington. Following their marriage David and Frances lived in Missouri for 10 years prior to the Oregon migration. Five children were born in Missouri, 3 of whom died in infancy. David was a carpenter by trade. He fought with U. S. troops against Indians led by Black Hawk in 1832 and against the Mormons in 1833 in the war to drive them out of Missouri, on May 10, l847 he set out with his family and enterprising neighbors on the hazardous Journey across plains on the Oregon Trail with nine covered wagons for Oregon Territory, arriving at Fort Vancouver on November 21, that year, placing his wife and two sons along with seed, farming tools and other belongings in a wagon pulled by oxen, he set out toward the western ocean. See p 406-407 f/family photo on the westward trek.

Their wagon train was constantly harassed by hostile Indians, but they were able to continue their Journey, though the savages took some of their livestock and supplies. On one occasion on the trail they came upon the camp of a family whose wagon had broken down. Leaving a woman and some small children stranded, the father had gone on to seek his fortune without them. David repaired their wagon, lent them an ox and took them on with him. On October 1, 1847 they passed the mission camp of Whitman Mar­cus, American missionary and pioneer, at Walla Walla, Oregon. Six weeks later, Whitman, his wife and 12 companions were mass­acred by Cayuse Indians, David and company arrived at Fort Van­couver on November 21, 1847.

A history of the town of Shelton, Washington written by local historians in 1940, furnished me by Colonel Lee Shelton of Poulsbo, Washington, relates in interesting detail the saga of David Shelton's trek west and the eventual settlement by them of the area which was to be named Shelton in David's honor. This scribe will relate only in summary what is told of David, as his history and progeny would fill a volume almost as large as this treatise is intended to become. In l848, David and his com­panions moved to Sawes Island at the mouth of Willamette River. In l849 they mined for gold in California. In 1850 David estab­lished a claim of 350 acres in the area now known as East Port­land. In the summer of 1852 he was on the Oregon Trail again to meet his mother, six brothers and a sister. Colonel Lee Shelton, himself a historian of the clan, has talked with a grandson of David, one Engle "Jack" Shelton, now 94 years of age, which remem­bered his great uncles and was able to relate interesting facts about them.

In 1852, David and companions and their families, on hearing of new lands and new riches in the Puget Sound area chartered and outfitted a Columbia River schooner for an exploratory cruise north along the pacific coast and eastward through the Guan de Fuca Strait into Puget Sound. They sailed down the treacherous Columbia River approximately 150 miles to the ocean, thence north along the pacific coast some 250 miles to Cape Flattery, around the cape into the strait, then on southeastward and south into Puget Sound to head of Big Skookum Bay, another 250 miles to a point on the bay. Here on April 15, 1853 they disembarked

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and settled, the settlement in time being named Shelton, Wash­ington, in honor of David Shelton, now a thriving city of some 8000 population. Here David in 1855 took up 640 acres of land. That year and in l856 he and his family took refuge in Port Collins, the Indians on the war-path over the loss of their homelands and hunting areas to the white man. David became a leader in politics and religion, becoming a member of the first two Territorial Legislatures and in achieving renown in other fields. He is said to have been the first Mayor of Shelton and in time School Superintendent. He was staunch in his religious beliefs to the point of being considered by some as radical. David and Frances had 10 children. Three of these died in in­fancy. The remaining seven are listed here. The first two were born in Missouri, the other 5 in Washington and Oregon Territor­ies:

Lewis David Wilson Shelton, son of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in St. Joseph, Clay/Clinton Co., Miss­ouri in 1841. He married Lydia Morris in Snohomish City, Washington in 1888. Lewis D. Wilson died in 1920. They had:

Morris Shelton, son of Lewis and Lydia Morris Shelton, was born in Washington State in 1889.

John Speed Wilson Shelton, son of David and Prances Wilson Shelton, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri on March 14,1843. He married Sarah Mason Calcutt in Coupeville, Whidbey Island, on Puget Sound in 1880. Sarah, born in New York, died in Shelton, Washington on April 29, 1906. John S. W. and Sarah had:

Joyce Florence Shelton, daughter of John S. W. and Sarah Calcutt Shelton, was born about 1885.

Engle "Jack" Shelton, son of John S. W. and Sarah Calcutt Shelton, was born in 1891. In 1985 he was living in Stan-wood, Camano Island, Washington, age 94.

Levi Tillman Shelton, son of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in Yamhill, County, Oregon Territory on July 18, 1849. He married Susan Price in 1882, born in Nebraska; his second marriage was to Mary Elizabeth Asbury Levi had:

Willis Percy Shelton, son of Levi Tillman and Susan Price Shelton, was born about 1883.

Florence Zuella Shelton, daughter of Levi Tillman and Susan Price Shelton, was born about 1885.

Joycie Shelton, daughter of Levi Tillman and Mary Asbury Shelton, was born about 1890.

Margaret Shelton, daughter of Levi Tillman and Mary As­bury Shelton, was born about 1892.

Emma Shelton, daughter of Levi Tillman and Mary Asbury Shelton, was born about 1894.

Leon Shelton, son of Levi and Mary Shelton born about 1896.

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Levi Shelton died in Tacoma, Washington on August 19, 1919.

Mary Eliza Shelton, daughter of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in Yamhill County, Oregon Territory in 1850. She wed Howard Cyphert of Pennsylvania in Shelton, Washington in 1888. They ostensibly lived out their lives in Shelton, Washington. They had 2 daughters:

Vesta Cyphert, daughter of Howard and Mary Eliza Shelton Cyphert, was born about 1890. She died before she was 35.

Hypathia Constance Cyphert, daughter of Howard and Eliza Shelton Cyphert, was born about 1892. She wed a Haupt. They continued to reside in Shelton.

James Buchanan Shelton, son of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in Shelton, Washington on June 17, 1855. He married Maria Moffatt in 1896. It is interesting to note how James Buchanan Shelton came by his name. He was born during the Indian War period in 1855, gained his name through the visit of the first census taker who found the baby yet unnamed and christened him James Buchanan, the then candidate for president on the Democratic ticket, who was elected and became president of The United States in 1856. Earlier as Secretary of State Buchanan had been in­strumental in settling the boundary line between Oregon Territory and Canada. James Buchanan Shelton died in Shel­ton, Washington on November 30, 1937. He and Maria had:

Lenore Shelton, daughter of James B. and Maria Moffatt Shelton, was born April 15, 1897.

Franklin Pierce Shelton, son of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in Washington Territory on December 12, 1852. There is no record at hand of a marriage or children of Franklin Pierce Shelton. He was named for the president whom Buchanan succeeded and who had also been instrumental in developing the West, Pierce was also a Democrat. Frank­lin Pierce Shelton died of Typhoid Fever in Olympia, Thurs-ton County, Washington Territory on November 24, 1875.

Joyce Adaline Shelton, daughter of David and Frances Wilson Shelton, was born in Shelton, Thurston County, Washington Territory on September 21, 1857. She wed Patrick Hawley Monson in San Francisco, California on November 23, 1882.

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Joyce Adaline Shelton Monson died in 1938. Their 5 children:

Charles Lewis Monson, born in San Francisco on September 3, 1883, Married Nellie Maxon, born Portland, Oregon in 1910.

Grace Adaline Monson, born in San Francisco on October 1, 1884, married Lloyd Kruschke in Berkeley, December 1914.

Frederick Fletcher Monson, born in San Francisco on July 19, 1886, wed Claire Carpenter in that City October 2, 1917.

Frances Shelton Monson, born in San Francisco on January 18, 1888, married James Hamilton, born Rio Vista, in Berkeley on September 23, 1910.

Irene Silliman Monson, born in San Francisco on August 21, 1889, married Dr. Claude Kruse, born in Indiana, in 1913.

Elizabeth C. Shelton, daughter of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shel ton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on June 27, 1814. She wed Harrison Standley on March 1, 1836 in Missouri. They migrated to California in 1853 and settled in Mendocino County. It is noted that Elizabeth's brother David, who had come West earlier, returned by the Oregon Trail to meet his mother, 6 brothers and a sister in the summer of l852, this Elizabeth likely being the sister referred to, who having con­tinued westward into Oregon, turned southward into California instead of North into Washington Territory as David did. Elizabeth wed and had children. There is not at hand the name of the children of Elizabeth and Harrison, but they have descend­ants in California, one Nancy Standley Sauers is a great-grand daughter. Her nephew, James Knox Polk Shelton, son of her brother William, wrote a history of Mendocino County, listing Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton as parents of Elizabeth, David and William. Elizabeth died on June 4, 1909.

Levi B. Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on April 27, 1817. He was twin of Tillman. He reportedly married Christena Rhodes on August 30, 1838 in Missouri. Then on December 1, 1847, he wed Polly Henshaw. There is no record at hand of children of Levi. He likely remained in Missouri. He died August 11, 1878. There was a Tillman Shelton, born 1842, shown in the census of 1850 as living in the home of the widow, Nancy Gladden Shelton, who was probably the son of Levi Shelton by his first wife Chris­tena Rhodes, who he wed in 1838 and who presumably died about 1846.

Tillman Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on April 27, 1817, twin of Levi. He probably married Eveline Jones. He migrated to Washington Territory and settled near Steilacoom, Pierce County in 1852/53, likely having gone north from Oregon to Washington with David. Engle "Jack" Shelton, Tillman's grand

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nephew, being the son of David's son John S. W. Shelton, stated that Tillman had at least two sons, Martin and Levi and likely others, Jack Shelton who resides in Stanwood, Camano Island, Washington, who at 94 has some difficulty with memory, related the following data to Colonel Lee Shelton on his six brothers who migrated west. He said that one of his uncles lived up near the Canadian border near Lynden in Waskom County. Another was a lawman near Seattle somewhere, one lived south of Portland, Oregon, one settled near Bucoda, Thurston County; another lived near Steilacoom in Pierce County (Tillman). Lee suggested the likelihood of Jack having in some instances confused uncles with great uncles. Tillman's children by Eveline Jones were: Nancy, born 1841; Martin B., born l846; and Levi, born 1848. Eveline died in about l849, and Tillman married the second time, this wife being Elizabeth Rodes of Illinois, born 1822, which he wed in 1850. Tillman's son Levi was living in Tacoma, Washington in the late l800's. a Shelton cousin wrote: "Levi Shelton, a son of Uncle Till, lives in Tacoma, we visited him on Monday. We took the steamer Messenger for Shelton's Point arriving at about dark." Tillman and the other three account for four of the six brothers who reportedly migrated west to join David on the Oregon Trail. Two others, likely William and Martin, are said to have also migrated to the Pacific states. Tillman died on December 17, 1901.

Eliza Shelton, daughter of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina on April 1, 1819. She wed John Tippence Bailey on November 15, 1847, in Andrew County, Missouri. They reportedly remained in Missouri. John Tippence was born in Kentucky on November 13, l824. He died in Whitesville, Andrew County, Missouri July 15, 1904. Eliza died in Whitesville on November 19, 1906. They had 8 children:

Lewis Bailey, son of John Tippence and Eliza Shelton Bailey, was born in Whitesville, Missouri on August 15, 1848, died December 12, 1848.

Carr Bailey, son of John Tippence and Eliza Shelton Bailey, Was born January 14, 1850, migrated to Pocatello, Idaho, died in November 1934.

Jermima Alice Bailey, daughter of John Tippence and Eliza Shelton Bailey, was born May 9, l85l, died April 25, 1939. Wed James Ferguson Smith on February 27, 1870.

David Shelton Bailey, son of John Tippence and Eliza Shelton Bailey, was born March 19, 1853, moved to Idaho, having wed Jane Butler.

Edward Spottswood Bailey, son of John Tippence and Eliza Shelton Bailey, was born July 25, 1855, died January 4, 1886, having wed Virginia Galloway on September 9, l877.

Nancy Jane Bailey, daughter of John Tippence and Eliza Shel­ton Bailey, was born January 27, 1857, died October 7, l859.

John Tippence Bailey, Jr., born 1859, died 1862.

Archie Dennis Bailey, born May 15, 1863, died March 6, 1936.

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Apparently some of Eliza’s children went west and settled in Washington Territory at a later date. There were Baileys and Smiths as well as Sheltons in the vicinity of Shelton, Wash­ington. A letter in the hands of Margaret S. Wilson Harvey, written in 1888, presumably from a daughter of Eliza, has this quote: "Mother, you need not trouble yourself about us taking up Uncle David's views. His views are worse than idolatry to me." Reportedly some of the Sheltons who went west became Mor­mons. The Mrs. Harvey above, of St. Louis, Missouri, a Shelton historian, is a great-granddaughter of Jermima Alice Bailey Smith. Mrs. Harvey's great aunt, Ona smith, owns a rocker, a bed and a dresser that belonged to Eliza. She noted that Eliza smoked a pipe and that there are scratches on the bottom of the chair seat where matches have been struck.

Martin Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Salina County, Missouri on October 7, 1820. He is said to have married Jane Groom on March 10, l842. He likely was born while Lewis and Family were enroute from Buncombe County, North Carolina to Missouri, Salina County being several miles east of Clay County. Martin died in 1896.

William Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clay/Clinton County, Missouri on September 10, 1823. (Likely 1822, as he had a sister, Polly Ann, born May 9, l824) William married twice, first to Mary Elizabeth Means, born in Clay County, Missouri in 1825, on September 7, 1841. They had 3 children, all born in Andrew County, Missouri:

Susannah R. Shelton, daughter of William and Mary Means Shelton, was born in Andrews County, Missouri in September 1842. She wed Joseph Gurley on December 13, 1860.

James Knox Polk Shelton, son of William and Mary Means Shelton, was born in Andrew County, Missouri on October 15, 1844. He wed Amanda Amelia Babcock on November 20, 1872. Their home was in Willits, California on a ranch. James K. Polk Shelton died on March 13, 1915. Among the children of James Polk and Amanda Babcock Shelton was:

Jeremiah Shelton, born in Mendocino County, California on May 29, 1886. He wed Lucy Elizabeth Tenny, born June 2, 1889, on December 6, 1907 in Mendocino County. He died there on July 11, 1951. Jerold Clifford Shelton, grandson of Jeremiah, great-grandson of James Polk Shel­ton, was born about 1928, Being of Gridley County, Cali­fornia, he has done considerable research in developing the history of the Shelton's who migrated West. Jeremiah had 7 children:

Frances Alice Shelton, born June 6, 1909, who wed Lloyd Leslie Ferguson on June 12, 1931 in Mendocino County California, she died on March l6, 1978.

Dorothy Elizabeth Shelton, born April 24, 1911, wed Raymond Earl Griggs on September 20, 1930 in Mendocino, County, California. She wed the second time, that time to John William Person on May 10,1944.

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Jessie Myrtle Shelton, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucy Tenny Shelton, was born December 29, 1914. She wed Fred Denny Lawrason on May 26, 1935 in Mendocino County, California.

Helen Rosaline Shelton, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucy Tenny Shelton, was born April 12, 1921. She wed Lowell Martin Sanders in the 1930’s in Mendocino County.

Raymond Leroy Shelton, son of Jeremiah and Lucy Tenny Shelton, was born September 19, 1923. He wed Gloria Elizabeth Dickens March 27, 1948 in Mendocino County.

Evelyn Virginia Shelton, daughter of Jeremiah and Lucy Tenny Shelton, born August 8, 1927, wed Meryl Guptill Sanders on March 5, 1948 in Mendocino County, Calif.

David Jerry Shelton, son of Jeremiah and Lucy Tenny Shelton, born February 23, 1930, wed Barbara Gae Trapin on July 3, 1949, in Mendocino County, Calif.

Charlotte E. Shelton, daughter of William and Mary Means Shelton, was born in Whitesville, Andrew County, Missouri in December 1846; she wed Job Davis there on June 11, 1863.

Mary Elizabeth Means Shelton (Mrs. William) died in 1848. In 1850 the 3 children above were living with their grandmother, Elizabeth Means, then 54, as indicated in the census for that year for Andrew County, Missouri. It is Interesting to note that there was another James K. Polk Shelton living in that vicinity in Missouri at that time, born 1848, a son of Starling Shelton, a son of James (8) who was Lewis brother. William Shelton’s 2nd wife was Isabel Donna Casteel, born 1835, which he wed February 14, 1850. She and William were living in the Lewis Shelton home. Also in the home were Lewis widow, Nancy; her sons Elijah 21, Rice B. D. 19, James 17, John 15; her daughter Cynthia 23 and Cynthia’s husband Reuben Glaze 30; Tillman Shelton 8, son of Levi; and William E., age 1, likely the son of William and Isabel.

William, after the birth of his two first born sons by Isabel, David and William E., took his family and in 1853 migrated west­ward, probably to meet his brother David on the Oregon Trail. But William turned southward into California to establish a homestead in Sonoma County, while David moved northward into Washington Territory. William and Isabel had the following 8 children:

David Shelton, son of William and Isabel Casteel Shelton, was said to have been born in December 1851 in Missouri and died that same month.

William Elijah Shelton, son of William and Isabel Casteel Shelton, was said to have been born on July 6, 1853, enroute to California. There appears to be a discrepancy here. It will be noted from the above that a William E. Shelton, age 1, was living in the household of his grandmother Nancy in 1850 in Andrew County, Missouri, William and Isabel being also resi­dents of the household. William Elijah did not marry. He died in Eureka, California in 1926.

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John Harrison Shelton, son of William and Isabell Shelton, was born in Sonoma County, California on February 11, 1855 He wed Maria S. Drew on July 4, 1888. He died on September 12, 1926.

George Burchfield Shelton, son of William and Isabell Casteel Shelton, was born in Sonoma County, California on January 6, 1857. He wed Celia Jannie Copple on November 18, l885. He died on July 13, 1898.

Laura Isabel Shelton, daughter of William and Isabell Casteel Shelton, was born in Mendocino County, California on January 4, 1860 she wed Charles Garrison on June 3, l877.

Thomas Sprague Shelton, son of William and Isabell Casteel Shelton, was born in Mendocino County, California on July 27, 1862. His first marriage was to Grace Anna Monroe on Apr. 9, 1893. His second marriage was to Mrs. Arabella Van Starr on June 20, 1911.

Charles Lee Shelton, son of William and Isabell Casteel Shelton, was born in Mendocino County, California on Septem­ber 20, l864. He wed Elizabeth Staton on January 22, 1898. He died November 21, 1941.

Francis Marion Shelton, son of William and Isabell Casteel Shelton, was born in San Luis Obispo County, California on December 30, 1869, died at age 1 month.

Shelton, Polly Ann (Mary Ann), dau of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clay County, Missouri on May 9, l824. She died in California in 1869. She married Greenbury Southwood on February 6, 1842 in Savannah, Andrew Co., Missouri. Greenbury, born in Illinois in 1822, died in California in about l865. It is noted that Greenbury Southwood was one of the Securers of Lewis Shelton’s estate. Lewis had died in testate. Other Securers were Tillman Shelton, Reuben Glaze, Levi Shelton and Gideon Phelps. The Administrators were Nancy Shelton and David Shelton. In the exodus westward from Andrew County, Missouri in l852, among the Shelton’s who are said to have migrated to California and Oregon Territory were Nancy Shelton (Lewis' widow) and her sons Tillman and Rice Bullard Shelton and sons-in-law Reuben Glaze and Greenbury Southwood, each presumably with his family. They and others of the clan are said to have been met on the Oregon Trail by brother David who escorted them to the Terri­tories of Washington and Oregon and California. Polly was the great-grandmother of Claude R. Bird to whom this writer is responsible for much of the data on Lewis Shelton’s descendants, par­ticularly those of Mary Ann (Polly) Shelton, his ancestor. The marriage of Mary Ann (Polly) Shelton to Greenbury Southwood is confirmed by Andrew County, Missouri marriage certificate. They had 8 children: Mourning E., Harriet K., Cynthia Ann, Rice Will­iam Daniel, Nancy, Mitchell, Isabell and Simion.

Mourning E. Southwood, daughter of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Southwood, was born in 1842/43 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. She died on January l6, 1896 in San Francisco, California. She married first Daniel David English in Mendocino County, California in 1860, second to Frank Bollinger

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Harriet (Hattie) K. Southwood, daughter of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Spottswood b. 1845, Andrew County, Mis­souri. she died in Spokane, Washington on March 5, 1900. She married first Alfred William Elwess on August 8, 1878 in San Francisco. She married second to John Bird January 14, 1890 in Seattle, King County, Washington.

Cynthia Ann Southwood, daughter of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Ma­ry Ann) Shelton Southwood, was born in l847/48 in Missouri. She died November 6, l884 in San Francisco. She married twice, the name of her first husband not at hand. She married second to Charles C. Brown.

Rice William Daniel Southwood, son of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Southwood born April 14,1848/49. He wed

Emma F. _ .

Nancy Southwood, daughter of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Southwood, was born in Wyoming Territory on June 13, 1853, enroute from Missouri to California, she died March 3, 1926 in Anaheim, Orange County, California, she married Shel­don Littlefield in San Francisco on September 10, l870.

Mitchell Southwood, son of Greenbury and Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Greenbury, was born in l855, probably in Sonoma, Cali­fornia. He either died in the l860’s or was put up for adopt­ion. There is no further record at hand after the 1860 census in Mendocino County.

Isabell Southwood, daughter of Greenbury & Polly Ann, (Mary Ann) Shelton Southwood, was born in 1857, probably in Sonoma, Cal­ifornia. She either died in the 1860's or was put up for adoption. There is no further record at hand after the 1860 census in Mendocino County.

Simion Southwood, son of Greenbury& Polly Ann (Mary Ann) Shelton Southwood, was born in 1859 probably in Mendocino, Calif­ornia. He either died in the l860's or was put up for adopt­ion. There is no further record at hand after the Mendocino County census of 1860.

Cynthia Shelton, daughter of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clay County, Missouri on January 31, 1826. She wed Reuben Glaze, born 1820, on August 15, l842. They made the west­ward trek to California. Cynthia died on January 24, 1904. There is no record at hand of children.

Elijah Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clay County, Missouri on February 5, l828. According to Engle "Jack" Shelton, surviving grandson of David Shelton, Elijah migrated to Washington Territory in 1852. A record shows that he married Elinor Catherine Blagg that year on April 18 he died on January 12, 1901.

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Rice Bullard D. Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clay County, Missouri on January 20, 1830. Rice worked on the farm in Missouri and looked after the interests of his mother and younger siblings. Then in 1852 he with the family joined David on the Oregon Trail for the trek west and continued into Oregon and Washington Ter­ritories. He returned to Oregon in 1853, left the; family there and went to Siskiyou County, California and worked in placer mines on Scott River until 1859. He returned to Oregon and raised cattle. He drove a herd to eastern Washington, but the venture failed because of the loss of much of the herd due to extreme cold weather. Then for a time he did some mining in Idaho, thence in 1867 to Virginia City, Montana where he became Superintendent of a mining crew, prospecting and raining around Helena did not bring much success. Crossing into Idaho he struck it rich on Spring Mountain in silver mine, in 12 months he sold his share in this for $25,000. He returned to Olympia, Washington for a short time but returned to Wyoming for more prospecting. But his health failed. At Hot Springs, Arkansas, where he went in about 1882 to bathe, in the curative waters there, he regained his health and met and married Jennie Lirus Alberton. They had three children, the first of whom died in infancy. The other two were:

Roy B. Shelton, born about 1885

Jennie L. Shelton, born about 1887.

Rice and Jennie had moved to California in 1883. They settled in the country near Los Angeles where they bought l60 acres. He improved the land by clearing and planting an l6-acre vine­yard etc. He sold this in 1892 and moved to a ranch near Bur-bank where he retired. His wife Jennie died there in 1898.

On one occasion as sheriff in one of the mining communities of Wyoming he was instrumental in ridding the community of a lawless element. Here he observed the hanging of 36 desperados during one winter. Rice B. D. Shelton led an active political life, was a supporter of the church and charities.

James Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clinton County, Missouri on June 15, 1832. He never married, likely went to Washington Territory. He was said to have been invalided early in life and had to be cared for, this responsibility reportedly devolving on his brother John. James died on March 25, 1906.

John Owens Shelton, son of Lewis and Nancy Gladden Shelton, was born in Clinton County, Missouri on December 10, 1834. He too went west to seek his fortune in Washington Territory. He too was a bachelor. A scholar, he taught school. Was said to have been in Secret Service during Civil war. He reportedly died in Texas in 1874.

Lewis was one of the first settlers in Anderson County, Miss­ouri. He had squatter’s rights on what is now the northwestern part of Whitesville, close by Platte River, on the old Glen

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Thompson place. He built a log house there, adequate for his large family, which house stood the ravages of time until about 1945 when it was torn down. Lewis was said to have been a hunter. The house he built was the first in Whitesville. Lewis became an election judge in August 184l in Platte Township. Ministers of the Protestant Church conducted public worship at his home, which was near Platte River. He and Nancy were said to have been earnest members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Lewis died in l847 re­portedly of yellow fever. Nancy survived him by many years. She made the trek west in l852 with members of her family to Washing­ton Territory. She died in Yamhill County, Oregon in 1866, she having moved back there with Tillman and his family in 1854, Tillman having abandoned a claim he had established near David's, in a final note on David, Lewis Shelton's eldest son, the City of Shelton, Washington honored his memory on April 28, 1976 with a parade and the unveiling of a marker in front of City Hall, showing the location of David's first cabin, participating in the ceremony were three descendants of David: Jack Shelton, 85, son of David's son John S.W. Shelton; Gail Callahan, a great-granddaughter; and Lynn McNee, a great-great granddaughter. A granddaughter, Hypatia Cyphert Haupt, about 85, daughter of David's daughter Eliza Shelton Cyphert, also attended the ceremony but did not take part in the program account of debility. There were other Shelton descend­ants there.

Probably Catherine was the daughter of Roderick(7) and Sarah Briggs Shelton, born about 1787, shown in the census of 1800 as between 10 and l6 in Roderick's household in Buncombe County. Have no further record of this person as to marriage or children.

John Shelton, son of Roderick(7), was born about 1789, was by either Sarah Briggs or Ursula           Shelton. He does not show in 

the census of Buncombe County, North Carolina for 1830. Nor in the records of McMinn County, Tennessee, in a letter written by David's son John Shelton, grandson of Roderick (7), he listed the sons of Roderick. At hand are two copies of that letter, each alleged to be authentic copies. In one copy, which I have retained in my files for more than 30 years, did not include John as a son of Roderick. Yet in a copy of this letter appearing in a paper written by one Char­les Metcalf, date not shown, John is listed among the sons of Rod­erick, perhaps in the first letter John was inadvertently omitted and in the second was edited in. Some lists include him, others do not. He may have died early. He was not named in a deed in Bun­combe County records among those who were deeded land by Roderick, nor for that matter, was Roderick's son William below. The latter was not likely because he was a minor living with Roderick and Ursula at that time and may still have been a minor when Roderick died. John may have gone to Kentucky with Armistead, to Missouri with Lewis or to Tennessee with James(8) and settled in Jefferson County.

James Shelton (8), son of Roderick and Ursula Shelton, was

born in Patrick County, Virginia on March 1, 1791, the year Patrick County was formed from Henry County. He moved with his father's family to Buncombe County, North Carolina and grew up there. He wed and moved to McMinn County, Tennessee in 1819. This is the James Shelton who was the progenitor of the line to which this scribe be­longs and consequently with whose line this paper is primarily concerned, although it is intended to compile as complete a listing

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of James father Roderick's descendants as far as practicable. The his­tory of James Shelton(8) and his progeny is in a separate section, Chapter III, which begins page 13 and ends page 150.

 

William Shelton, son of Roderick and Ursula     Shelton, was born in Patrick County, Virginia in 1793. He may also have moved to McMinn County, Tennessee some time before 1830 after having wed and started his family in Buncombe County, North Carolina, where he had moved with his father's family in about 1795. William does not show in the census of Buncombe County in the year 1830. There is, however, in the census of 1830 in McMinn County, Tennessee, a William Shelton. He shows there also in the years 1840, 1850 and 1860, the year 1850 showing him as a farmer, age 57, born in Virginia, having wed in North Carolina to Nancy      born in North Carolina, also age 57, whose last name was likely Larkin. The censuses of both 1830 and 1840 listed him as head of a family but didn't show names of individ­uals in it, Just so many in each age group, viz, for 1930: Males, 2 un 5, 3 5-10, 1 15-20 and 1 20-30; females, 1 un 5, 1 5-10, and 1 30-40, For 1840, Males, 1 un 5, 2 5-10, 2 10-15, 2 15-20 and 1 30-40; females, 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 40-50. For 1850 the family was:


 

573      William Shelton             57        Farmer      born in Virginia

     Nancy Shelton                     57                                born in North Carolina

            Larkin Shelton              24        Farmer born in North Carolina

            Anderson Shelton              21   Farmer born in North Carolina

            Alexander Shelton        18        Farmer born in North Carolina

            Pleasant Shelton                13                           born in North Carolina

            Sarah Shelton               26                                born in North Carolina

            Dolly Shelton                29                                born in North Carolina

            Nancy Shelton              6                                  born in Tennessee

            John Shelton                 6                                  born in Tennessee

            Elizabeth Shelton          1                             born in Tennessee

            Martha Shelton      1/12                              born in Tennessee

The census of 1860 shows some new faces in this family and some having   departed the household:


 

 

1030    William Shelton 67        Laborer    born in Virginia

            *Polly A. Shelton          35             born in North Carolina

            Sarah Shelton   33        Weaver            born in North Carolina

            John Shelton     16        Laborer            born in Tennessee

            Winney Shelton            9                                  born in Tennessee

            Joseph Shelton 4                                  born in Tennessee

            Jesse Shelton    2                                  born in Tennessee

*-Likely the Dolly Shelton above shown at 29 in the census of 1850,

There was a family in McMinn County, Tennessee residing near the home of James Shelton(8) which was headed by one Bill Shelton. He lived there from the l880's to the 1940’s farming his land and raising a large family. Some descendants of James(8) considered the families to be related. Bill was of an age to have been born in the l850's. One of the above, Winnie perhaps, if a male, is possibly this Bill Shelton (Willie instead of Winnie). Bill had:

Minnie Shelton, born about 1880, wed Bill Potter. They had no children of their own but raised her brother, Roy's daughter Mary.

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Myrom Shelton, who grew up and married Richard Cass Bowman.

Shelton, born about 1883, which married Elmore Copeland and had Mary, born about 1914, James born about 1916 & others.

Bertha Shelton, born about 1886, who wed Slim Michaels and had children, among whom were a son Glen and a daughter Betsy.

Luther Shelton, born about 1890, had several children, among whom were a son Thomas and a daughter.

Shelton, born about 1893, wed Morris Grant. They had Walter, who was a Navy man Louis, Creed and Bill Grant.

Gussie Shelton, born about l897, wed Arthur Bradford. They had no children of their own but raised her brother, Roy's daughter Jane Shelton, who grew up and married Wesley Green.

Walter Shelton, born about 1901.

Roy Rector Shelton, born about 1903, wed Ople Mae McInturf, born November 8, 1907, who died May 6, 1933. They had 4 child­ren: Mary Myrom, born June 13, 1929, who wed Richard Cass Bow­man and had daughter Karen; Leona, born February 20, 1931, who wed Bobby Allen Barbara and has 5 children; Martha Jane Shelton born October 24, 1932, who wed Wesley Green and has a son; and a son who died as a child. After Opal’s death in 1933 Roy wed the second time. This wife was Phyllis Moon and they had four children: Roy Rector, Jr., born May 14, 1953 who wed Wilma Stansbury; Victor Emanuel, born July 4, 1954, died at age 9; Phillip Ray, born June 21, 1955, wed Cynthia Scarborough & had Steven and Shelly; and Phyllis Kay, twin of Phillip Ray. Roy was well known in the community as a baseball player, especial­ly for his homerun hitting ability.

One Nancy Shelton thought to be one of the daughters of Roderick and Ursula   Shelton, shown in the census of 1800 in Buncombe County, North Carolina as one of the two under 10 years of age, she was born about 1795. There is evidence that a Nancy Graves, wife of Christopher Graves, was born Nancy Shelton, sister of James(8), dau. of Roderick(7). It will be noted from Chapter III, James Shelton(8) that there were numerous intermarriages between the Shelton and Graves families in that generation. The census of 1830 in McMinn County, Tennessee shows Christopher Graves, but the family was not recorded. He died in 1838, having been born about 1790. The census of 1840 with Nancy as head of the family lists: Males, 1 10-15, 1 15-20; females, 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 15-20. 1 20-30 and 1 40-50. This family is shown next door to James(8). The children of Christopher and Nancy Graves were:

Union Graves    born 1814                                Lucinda Graves,     born 1825

Simeon Graves  born 1820                               Christopher Graves, born 1826

Vilena Graves  born 1821                                        Elizabeth Graves,   born 1832

Jacob Graves,   born 1823                               Nancy Graves,       born 1836

One of these children of Christopher and Nancy Graves wed a McInturf in McMinn County, Tennessee, probably Nancy and was the progenitor of many descendants of that name in the county.

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Elizabeth Shelton, thought to be the other of the two daughters of Roderick(7) and Ursula Shelton shown in the census of 1800 for Buncombe County, North Carolina as under 10 years of age, was born about 1797. One of the daughters, likely this Elizabeth, wed Will­iam (Buck) Lawson. The censuses of both 1830 and 1840 list the Buck Lawson family in Tennessee, that of 1830 in McMinn County and that of 1840 across the river in Bradley County. The census of 1830 shows William age 4O to 50, his wife 30 to 40 and a son age 5 to 10. In l840 William is shown as age 50 to 60, his wife 40 to 50 and son age 15 to 20. The census of 1850 does not show this family as an entity, the wife Elizabeth likely having died. William (Buck) is shown in the home of his brother-in-law, James Shelton(8). William was shown in that census as age 55, though nearer 60. Perhaps the Jim Lawson shown page 21, born about 1854, was grandson of William and Elizabeth, and son of the James Lawson born about l8l5 (p 124).

Duck Shelton, said to be son of Roderick (7) by Mary Franklin, a Cherokee Indian girl, was born about 1798. Duck Shelton was said to have been supported and cared for by Roderick(7). Records show that he married and had a daughter, Mahalia Shelton, who married a Union Soldier, Alexander Griffin. Duck Shelton reportedly had a silver mine which he worked, and from the silver he produced minted coins. The silver being of a high grade of purity, the coins had higher silver content than those from the Philadelphia mint. In 1848, he was found guilty in a Yancey County Court of making and passing counterfeit money and was sentenced to have 30 lashes to be administered by the sheriff. Traditionally, the mine was so well hidden that it has not been found to this day. William Bud Shelton is said to have had the silver molds supposed to have been used by Duck in minting his silver coins. Duck Shelton died in 1860.

There is mention of one Zebulon Shelton, thought by Catherine Shelton Henninger (Mrs. J. P.), granddaughter of James(8) to be a brother of James(8), son of Roderick(7), but this writer cannot authenticate this, possibly he was a cousin. But the only Zebulon Shelton turned up in this scribe's research was a son of Peter(3), an uncle of the line 4 generations removed. That Zebulon Shelton was born in Middlesex County, Virginia in 1700.

Roderick Shelton was a respected citizen of his community. He reportedly had fought under General George Washington in the Contin­ental Army in the Revolution from Virginia. He had fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain in North Carolina in 1880. He raised his large family in Buncombe County, North Carolina, acquired much land and other property. He was selected for jury duty for the April term in l800. He died there in Shelton Laurel in about 1817 and is buried there on Allegheny Mountain.

Following are census records of North Carolina for the years 1810, 1820 and 1830 as pertaining to Roderick Shelton(7) and his sons and other kin:

1810

Armistead Shelton — Males: 1 un 10, 1 16-26; females, 2 un 10, 1 26-45.

Roderick Shelton — Males; 1 to l6, 2 16-26, 1 45 up; females. 1 un 10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 45 up.

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David Shelton- Males: 1 un 10, 1 19-26, 1 26-45, 1-45 up: females,

1 un 10, 1 26-45

1820

Ursa Shelton — Males: None; Females: 1 16-26, 1 26-45, 1 45 up.

David Shelton — Males : 4 un 10, 1 10-26, 1 26-45; females : 1 un 10, 1 -10-26, 2 colored.

Martin Shelton — Males: 2 un 10, 2 10-l6, 1 26-45; females: 5 un 10, 1 10-16, 1 16-26, 1 26-45

1830

James Shelton — Males: 1 un 5, 1 10-15, 1 30-40; females: 1 un 5, 1 30-40.

Roderick Shelton — Males; 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 30-40 females: 3 un 5, 1 30-40.

1830 Continued, 3rd Division

David Shelton ~ Males; 3 un 5, 1 10-15, 2 15-20, 2 20-30, 1 50-60; Females: 1 un 5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30, 1 40-50.

Nancy Shelton — Males; 1 10-l5| females: 2 10-15, 1 50-60.

Isaac Shelton — Males; 3 un 10, 1 40-50; females: 3 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 30-40.

Staph Shelton — Males; 2 un 5, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 20-30; females; 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 15-20, 1 20-30.

William Shelton — Males; 2 un 5, 1 20-30; females; 1 15-20.

James Shelton — Males; 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 20-30; females: 1 un 5, 1 5-10, 1 20-30.

A Mrs. James d. Shelton of Bolivar, Missouri, whose husband was a postman, wrote in 1976 inquiring about her husband’s ancestry* She mentioned a Mrs. Cecil Shelton of Hanford, California who was writing a treatise on one Jesse Shelton and one Stephen Shelton, she having spent some 14 years in compiling her data. She had visited my brother B. F. (Pete) Shelton in Manchester, Tennessee where she had seen a paper I wrote on our branch of the Shelton’s in 1957.

Mrs. James D. Shelton says her husband’s great-grandfather was John Daniel Shelton, born about l8l7 who wed Elizabeth Adeline Brown, born about 1823, and lived in McMinn County, Tennessee, shown in census of 1850. John Daniel Shelton, one of 11 children himself, had the following children:

Adaline Shelton, born 1842

John Shelton born 1848

Samantha Shelton, born l849, wed first a Norton, then Jones, had

at least one child, a daughter.

Daniel William Shelton, born about 1851

Mrs. James D. Shelton was particularly interested in finding

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the descendants of Daniel Shelton of Connecticut, born 1668, whom she thought might be the ancestor she was searching for. Daniel Shelton wed Elizabeth Wells in 1692 and had 9 children. He died in 1728. My study of the records disclosed that he had come to America from England with his brother Richard in l687, the sons of James, who was the son of Thomas, who was the son of James (1). This Daniel Shelton had 7 sons and 2 daughters. The sons were:

Joseph Shelton, born 1696

Daniel Shelton, Jr., born 1700

Thaddeus Shelton, born 1702

Samuel Shelton, born 1705

James Shelton, born 1710                                                                                                                          

John Shelton, born 1712, did not marry

Josiah Shelton, born 1714

The two daughters were the older children, Elizabeth, born who wed Nicholas Masters, and Sarah, born l694 who wed James Wake Lee.

In the census of 1850 for McMinn County, Tennessee there is a John Shelton, then 89, and wife Martha, also 89, listed with the John (Daniel) Shelton mentioned by Mrs. James D. above. It is not unlikely that John and Martha were the parents of John Daniel and that John is the son of Daniel, Jr. in this case the lineage would be as follows:

Daniel Shelton, Sr., born l668

Daniel Shelton, Jr., born 1700

John Shelton, born 1761

John Daniel Shelton, born 1817

John Marshall Shelton, born 1848

Douglas Jopes Shelton, born about 1878

James D. Shelton, born 1915

The father of Daniel Shelton, Sr. above was James Shelton, born in England about 1628. James’ father was Thomas Shelton, born about 1606; and Thomas Shelton was the son of James Shelton(l) of this writer's lineage, born in England about 1580, who came to America in l6lO and was in Jamestown in 1620.

The John Daniel Shelton above, great-grandfather of James D. Shel­ton of Bolivar, Missouri moved from McMinn County, Tennessee to Dade County, Missouri after 1850. Being a minister, he moved about, likely having died outside of Dade County.

Letters at hand from cousins — Mrs. Virginia Shelton Martens of Brazoria, Texas November 13, 1978 and April 17, 1983, and Mrs. Naydeen Gandy of Parsons, Kansas in 1979 and 1983 list two other sisters, Mrs. S. M. Jones (June Imogene Shelton) of Westbrook, Texas, and Mrs. A. C. Roberts (Louise Shelton) of McCamey, Texas, and they have signif­icant data relative to the William and Nancy Shelton family shown pages 120 and 121 in the census of McMinn County, Tennessee. Reference is made to notes written by their grandfather, Thomas Pinkney Shelton, some 50 years earlier. He was the grandson of William and Nancy, his father being also William Shelton. He states also that this William's great-grandfather was one James Shelton, that James came to America from Scotland in the 1750’s and settled in Virginia, that he had three children Steven, Joel and William and that he moved to somewhere in Missouri in about 1836 and died there age 110 leaving many descendants. Thomas Pinkney showed James as the father of William (born 1793) where this writer has assumed that Roderick(7)

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was the father of that William. He lists the children of that William and Nancy McGuire Shelton. He wrote that Nancy was half Cherokee, her mother being Indian with family name Kinchloe. Their children:

John Shelton                         William Shelton                                  Jerima Shelton (M),

George Shelton                     Pleasant Shelton                                 probably Jeremiah

Andy Shelton                        Alex Shelton                                     Sally Shelton

Larkin Shelton                       Mary Shelton

This compares roughly with the listing in the census of 1850 in McMinn County for this family, the last 4 likely children of Sarah:

Larkin Shelton, age 24      born in North Carolina, farmer

Anderson Shelton, age 21    born in North Carolina, farmer

Alexander Shelton, age 18   born in North Carolina, farmer

Pleasant Shelton, age 13    born in North Carolina

Sarah Shelton, age 26       born in North Carolina

Dolly Shelton, age 29       born in North Carolina

Nancy Shelton, age 6        born in Tennessee

John Shelton, age 6         born in Tennessee

Elizabeth Shelton, age 1    born in Tennessee

Martha Shelton, age 1 month born in Tennessee

Thomas Pinkney Shelton wrote that William and Nancy are both buried in Sevier County, Tennessee. He wrote that their son William, born 1825 in North Carolina, lived with the Cherokees in the household of Aaron Hawk for a time at age 10 or 11. The census of 1850 above does not in­clude William. Being older, he was likely out on his own. The census of 1840 listed 2 sons between 15 and 20, both of whom would have been old­er than Larkin. The other son was likely George. This William wed Anna Beckett in 1854 in Athens, Tennessee, moved to Arkansas about l859. Anna was born in Athens in 1827. The children of Anna and William were:

Louisa Jane, born 1855 in Tennessee.

William Jackson, born 1856 in Tennessee.

Thomas Pinkney, born 1858 in Tennessee

Mary Elizabeth, Born 1861 in Arkansas

Millisie E. born about 1863 in Arkansas

William died about 1863, was in the Civil War. Anna reportedly lived until 1907.

Naydeen Gandy in a letter May 13 1983 wrote: "Since my grandfather's father William, who married Anna Beckett, died when my grandfather was so young, I'm sure his information came from his mother who had probably grown up in the same area as William. Also he had done some research for his Indian papers in 1907, as he has an affidavit from a lady in Texas, Mary Long, who said she was born in 1830 in either McMinn or Bradley County, Tennessee and knew ray grandfather's sister Luiza Jane as a child in Tennessee." There was a Renia Long, age 13, in the household of Wm T. and Elizabeth Shelton in Bradley County in 1850 and there was a Harry Long, age 21, in the James Shelton household in McMinn County in l870, a laborer. In the census of 1860 in McMinn County Louisa Jane Shelton is shown in the home of George Shelton and his wife Emily at age 6, shown also are Elizabeth, age 3 and Augustus P., age 1 month (see p.132), The year before William and Anna had reportedly departed for Arkansas. No doubt they left the children with William's brother George. These 3 and 3 other children, all-older are shown as having been born in Tennessee.

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Thomas Pinkney Shelton, born September 10, 1858 married in Arkansas in l88l to Sarilda Lynch. They had seven children:

James Robert Shelton                                               Mary Ann Shelton

Ora Louellen Shorten                                          William Thomas Shelton (Virginia

Martha Elizabeth Shelton                                     Marten's father)

Cora Alice Shelton                                             Ida Jane Shelton

The last named at 87 was the only survivor in 1983. She was residing in California. Thomas Pinkney died September 7, 1931, Sarilda on December 18, 1843.

Anna Beckett who married William Shelton in 1854 was the daughter of Thomas Beckett and Elizabeth Brumfield Beckett of Pennsylvania. Thomas’ parents were Josiah and Barbara Beckett, Josiah having been born in Ger­many. He served in the War of 1812.

The Brumfields were from Virginia, of English, descent. One William Brumfield was a Baptist minister who died in l841, is buried in the Cleveland, Tennessee cemetery.

Thomas Pinckney’s wife, Sarilda Lynch, whom he wed in 1881, was the daughter of William Lynch from Tennessee, reportedly the great nephew of James Lynch who founded the town of Lynchburg, Tennessee. Sarilda Carol­ine Lynch Shelton died on December 18, 1943.

A further significant note in the letter above from Naydeen Gandy is a paragraph about Nancy McGuire Shelton, wife of William born 1793:

"Nancy McGuire Shelton was half Cherokee; our grandfather always said she was an orphan when William married her. Her mother's Indian maiden name was Kinchelo ... Grandfather said that in l855 his father was liv­ing with an Indian named Aaron Hawk ... As to why at 10 he was living with someone else when his parents were alive is a mystery to us. At any rate, we know he did not come to Oklahoma with the Cherokees. So maybe the parents had started west and left son with someone, one won­ders if they could ever reconstruct those days."

During the summer of 1981 this writer corresponded with a Miss Jowanda Shelton who was interested in tracing her lineage back through her great-great grandfather Washington Shelton, stating that she had in­formation to indicate that Washington Shelton's father was Bennett Shelton, son of Thomas Shelton. She listed her lineage back to and in­cluding Washington Shelton, born 1797 who wed Mary M. (or A.) Fields in 1827, she gave the lineage as follows:

Jowanda Jerlene, born 1932 in Deering, Pemiscot County, Missouri Guy Shelton, born 1899 in Linden, Perry County, Tennessee, William Alexander, born l864 in Linden, Perry County, Tennessee, Olynthius Gregory, born 1830 in Williamson County, Tennessee (George) Washington, born 1797 in Williamson County, Tennessee

Although this writer has no data on a Washington Shelton nor on a George Shelton either shown born near the date shown for Washington, there is record of Bennett Shelton, born about 1780, his father Thomas, born 1755, son of James born 1734, and their forebears back to the earliest settlers in America.

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Thomas Shelton, father of Bennett Shelton, is presumed by this writer to be a brother of my great-grandfather, Rod­erick Shelton(7). The lineage of Jowanda Shelton would then be:

 

Bennett Shelton, born about 1780 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Thomas Shelton, born about 1755, in Amelia County, Virginia.

     John Shelton(6)   born 1734 in Essex County, Virginia.

     Ralph Shelton(5), born 1705 in Middlesex County, Virginia.

     Ralph Shelton(4),  born l685 in Middlesex County, Virginia.

     Peter Shelton(3),  born 1664 in Virginia or Bermuda.

     Ralph Shelton(2), born l610 in England.

     James Shelton(l), born about 1580 in England.

Thomas Shelton made his will in Pittsylvania County, Virginia on January 4,1807. Probated July 19, 1808, he had the following legatees:

Jane Shelton      Thomas Shelton          Nancy Sladen Betsy Shelton     Bennett Shelton         Lucy Sladen William Shelton   James Shelton (b. 1785) *-Sally Shelton

*-On page 4 it will be noted that on December 3, 1795 Roderick Shelton(7) witnessed the marriage in Patrick County, Virginia of Sally Franklin to Benjamin Johnson, Roderick thought by this scribe to be Thomas' brother, thereby Sally's uncle. She had been married earlier to a Franklin, possibly Lewis Franklin, born about 1752, a soldier in the Revolutionary war.

The will of Thomas' brother William Shelton, several years younger than Thomas, dated November 29, 1827, lists among his legatees one Thomas Shelton and one Bennett Shelton. This Bennett Shelton, according to records at hand, was born about 1785, some five years after the Bennett Shelton listed above (son of Thomas).

Jowanda Shelton's father, Guy Shelton, married Josephine L. V. Neel born September 27, 1905 in Dyersburg, Tennessee on October 3, 1924.Guy's father William Alexander Shelton wed Mahalia Crittendon Childress, born July 28, 1869 in Dyersburg about 1890. William Alexander's father Olyn-thus Gregory Shelton wed Matilda Robert Dodson, born about 1840 in Lin­den, Perry County, Tennessee on October 4, 1857. He was a Union Soldier in the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment aboard the steamer Sultana that sank in the Mississippi River April 27, 1865 where hundreds of men were lost. This writer assumes "that Olynthus G. was one of the few survivors. (See page 31). 0. G. ‘s father (George) Washington Shelton wed Mary M. (or A.) Fields in Williamson County, Tennessee in 1827.

At hand are some random notes taken from the archives of the Court House at Greeneville, Greene County, Tennessee.

On July 26, 1821 one James Shelton wed Ruthea Rawlins in Greene County, joined in marriage by Gilbert Morisey, Justice of the Peace, having been licensed by A. Patterson, CGC, July 24, 1821.

On June 10, 1822 Armstrong G. Shelton wed Catherine Harrison.

On December 6, 1852 one John Shelton wed Emeline Linnamon, William P. Sharp, justice of the peace.

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The portion of Madison County which comprises the area known as Shelton Laurel was at one time attached to Yancey County. Following are deed records pertinent to the Sheltons during that period, some records having been transferred from Buncombe County:

 

 

GRANTEE       YEAR             GRANTOR              BOOK            PAGE ATTEST


 

 

   John Shelton       1836           William Shelton 1              231    Charles Hensley

                                 from Lewis Shelton

 

   William Shelton  1840       David Shelton                       1              315         J.R. Love

 

   W. Shelton          1846       R.J.R. Love, Adj.                1              315        

                              John J. Blount, David

 

   Wm. Shelton      1831           John J. Blount                   1              328         John J. Blount

 

   David Shelton                 John Gray Blount      1              330

 

   Martin Shelton    1828       John Gray Blount 1              340

 

   David Shelton     1828       John Gray Blount 1              341

 

   James Shelton    1831       John Gray Blount    1           352     

  

   William Norton   1831       John Gray Blount                 1              330

 

   George Franklin 1828           John Gray Blount     1     341

 

   Peter Norton     1831       John Gray Blount     1     352

 

   John Shelton     1842       Chandley & Others    2     185   Wm. Shelton

                                                                                                                                                                John Chandler

                                                                                                                                                                James Shelton

                                                                                                                                                                Joseph Chandler

                                                                                                                                                                Solomon Shelton                                                                                                                                                   Reuben Shelton

 

  William Shelton                                   T.H. Blount                            2              325

 

  Lifas Shelton        1848        D. Shelton                            3              153

 

  Isaac Shelton       1849                      D. Shelton                              3              153

 

  Lifas Shelton        1850                      D. Shelton                              3              159

 

  William Shelton   1850                      Isaac Shelton         3              177

 

  Joseph Shelton    1862                      Hugh Johnston       4              565

 

  William Shelton                                   John Shelton                          1              231  By deed to Wm. 

                                                                                                                                                                Lewis

 David Shelton     1840       Wm. Shelton       1     315

 

 William Shelton                                    R.L. Taylor                            6              625

 

 Shelton, D.                            1836                      Lifas Shelton          3              159

 

 

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Special provisos in deeds of conveyance from Roderick Shelton

to his sons Lewis and James(8):

16 I do hereby agree and direct that John Strother or his agent do convey to my son Lewis Shelton the deed which this bond called for at the long Bottom for one hundred acres on said Lewis paying one third of the note I am bound to pay sd Stro­ther agreeable to my note given for the lands named in the bond witness my hand and seal this 28th day of July 1815.

his                                                                            his   

test  Isaac  Sumner                                                                RoderickxShelton (Seal)

mark                                                                        mark

State of North Carolina  CPS October Session 1817

Buncombe County           The due execution of the above "was

given in open court by the oath

Isaac Sumner the subscribing witness thereto & was recorded and ordered to be registered. Certified 27th June 18l8.

George W. Miller (looks like) Clk.

I do hereby agree and direct that John Strother or his agent do convey to my son James Shelton the deed which this bond called for to include my old plantation for 100 acres on the said James one third part of the note which I am bound to pay said Strother agreeable to my note which I am bound to pay witness my hand and seal this 28 day of July, 18l5.

his
test  Isaac x Sumner                                                                                  his

mark                                                          Roderick x Shelton(Seal)

mark

 

State of North Carolina      October session 1817 the due  Buncombe County             executions of the above was       

                             Proven in open court by the      

                             Oath of Isaac Sumner the subscribing

recorded and ordered to be registered. Certified 27 June 1818

George W. Miller (looks like) Clk

 

 

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